Labour broker judgment is a defining moment - Vavi

The South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) has hailed a judgment by the Constitutional Court affirming a section of the Labour Relations Act which states that a worker placed by a labour broker at a company becomes that company’s employee after three months.

The judgment was handed down on Thursday in the matter between trade union Numsa and a temporary employment service.

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What we like more about the Constitutional Court ruling yesterday is that they were actually defending Section 23 of the Constitution of the republic that says workers have a right to fair labour practices. It is simply not fair to have a situation where now, workers are doing the same job and being paid differently.

Zwelinzima Vavi, General Secretary of the South African Federation of Trade Unions

Just about 50% of South Africans today do not have any provident fund and I can tell you now most of the people who do not have a provident fund are those that are employed by the labour brokers.

Zwelinzima Vavi, General Secretary of the South African Federation of Trade Unions

It's a very defining moment in the labour relations of our country cause it will liberate too many workers.

Zwelinzima Vavi, General Secretary of the South African Federation of Trade Unions

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