Numsa to defend temporary workers against labour brokers at ConCourt

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) is taking on labour brokers at the highest crourt in the land.

The dispute over the new law on labour-broking will be heard on Thursday in the Constitutional Court, explains Numsa spokesperosn Phakamile Hlubi.

Labour-broking company Assign Services has brought the court appeal to clarify the new rights of labour-broker workers in the 2015 amendment to the Labour Relations Act (LRA).

Last year, the Labour Appeal Court ruled all contracts of workers should automatically be converted to into permanent contracts with all rights and benefits afforded to permanent workers after three months.

While Assign Services is challenging the interpretation of the LRA, Hlubi says Numsa cannot allow for the exploitation of temporary workers to continue.

Numsa will be picketing outside the Constitutional Court and the union is calling for the complete ban of labour brokers.

We are going to the Constitutional Court to defend the rights of temporary workers.

Phakamile Hlubi, Spokesperson NUMSA

The new LRA provisions make it very clear that a temporary worker can only be in the employ of a labour broker for only three months.

Phakamile Hlubi, Spokesperson NUMSA

After three months, if the person is still working work the client, then they automatically become permanent and have the same rights and benefits as other permanent employees.

Phakamile Hlubi, Spokesperson NUMSA

We can no longer have situation were people are being exploited with long term contracts that get renewed in perpetuity.

Phakamile Hlubi, Spokesperson NUMSA

Take a listen to Numsa explain:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Numsa to defend temporary workers against labour brokers at ConCourt


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