The short answer You are supposed to pay UIF contributions until your employee stops working for you. The whole question Dear Athalie In April 2021, my domestic worker applied for a SASSA older person's grant. I then stopped contributing to her UIF because she would not be able to claim the benefits once she started receiving the grant. She kept working and officially retired...
The legislation was sent to the president more than two months ago 2 December 2022 | By Chris Gilili Domestic workers were excluded from claiming for compensation for work injuries until the Constitutional Court ruled in 2020 that a section of the Compensation Act was invalid. The amendment bill correcting this was sent to the President in September this year but has not...
The short answer Domestic workers are eligible for UIF and state pension. The whole question Dear Athalie Our domestic worker has resigned after nine-and-a-half-years' full-time work. She is 65 and has arthritis and diabetes. We haven't been contributing to her UIF because we thought she would get a state pension and couldn't get both. What do we do? Should we backpay her UIF and...
Thousands of farm workers face eviction with the end of the National State of Disaster, activists warn
Women on Farms march against evictions in the Western Cape 27 April 2022 | By Liezl Human Farm worker evictions are likely to spike with the end of the National State of Disaster, Women on Farms (WFP) has warned. WFP said when cases already on the court roll were processed, thousands of workers and their families would be evicted. About 100 women marched...
An employer cannot interdict striking workers as a group if some of those on strike commit violence By Geoffrey Allsop The Constitutional Court has ruled that an employer cannot interdict striking workers as a group if some of those on strike commit violence To allow a broad interdict without proving that specific people in the group acted unlawfully would infringe on...
The short answer Review Applications must be initiated within six weeks of the award from the CCMA. The whole question Dear Athalie My case was at the CCMA until September. On 21 October, the CCMA found in favour of my employer, so now I want to take the matter to the Labour Court for review. I already have the case number but I'm...
Farmer says in court papers he may have suffered “economic harm” because of the activist By Liezl Human An activist with the Rural Legal Centre in Robertson has apologised to two farmers on social media as part of a settlement agreement after the farmers took him to court for harassment. The parties came to a settlement on Friday 4 June, agreeing that if...
Workers have until November 2021 to submit retrospective claims of the last 27 years By Masego Mafata Since November last year, the Compensation Fund covers domestic workers. The inclusion was applied retrospectively, to 1994. Domestic workers were given a year to lodge these claims. There are currently no claims recorded with the Compensation Fund from domestic workers. Unions says the Labour...
Dozens of farm workers complain of difficulties accessing UIF during Covid-19 lockdown By Liezl Human Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi has promised that inspectors will soon be visiting farms where workers’ rights are being violated. He was responding to dozens of complaints by farm workers in the Western Cape attending an indaba. The event was hosted by Women on Farms. Labour department inspectors...
Many labourers in the Sundays River Valley have never seen a cent after suffering debilitating pain and even disability from accidents while at work. A non-profit trust wants to change this. By Anna Majavu and Bonile Bam Working outdoors in an orchard of orange trees or on a game farm in a beautiful valley is not as pleasant as it sounds....