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Labour Party boss resigns
Newshub | 22-Jun-2018
The Labour Party's general secretary Andrew Kirton has resigned. He will be taking a job at Air NZ. Newshub understands Mr Kirton had signalled to the party he would leave in 2018. The news comes as a report into sexual assault and harassment at a Young Labour camp nears.
Fiji updates ILO on labour relations
Fiji Times | 04-Jun-2018
FIJI’S Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations Jone Usamate paid a courtesy visit to the ILO Director-General Policy Deborah Greenfield while attending the International Labour Conference in Geneva, Switzerland, and provided an update on Fiji’s labour relations.
Labour Law Will Have To Address Gaps In Uber, Ola Relationships With Drivers
Swarajya | 06-Jun-2018
The molestation of a sleepy Ola passenger enroute to the Bengaluru airport on 1 June should throw the spotlight on a new job sector, where regulation is either too restrictive, or too loose. While the offending cabbie has been arrested and the Ola management has claimed “zero tolerance” for such behaviour, adding, for good measure, that the “safety of customers is our top priority”, the reality is that neither Ola nor Uber can be sued by passengers for such incidents. Reason: cab drivers are not employees of the app-based taxi hailing services. They are supposed to be self-employed persons who have merely chosen to plug themselves on to these apps, and they pay for this privilege by giving the company a cut from their fare earnings.
OPINION: Cosatu welcomes Labour Laws Amendment Bill
Independent Online | 05-Jun-2018
JOHANNESBURG - Parliament will soon adopt legislation providing for paid parental, paternity and adoption leave. This is part of the most progressive amendments to the labour legislation since 1994.
Airlines slash profit forecast, citing fuel, labour, trade tension
New Straits Times Online | 04-Jun-2018
SYDNEY: Global airlines on Monday slashed their forecast for industry profits in 2018, citing rising fuel and labour costs, while warning higher interest rates and a host of geopolitical tensions would add to operating risks.
Lack of compliance is rife as employers continue to ignore labour laws
702 | 31-May-2018
The passing of three pieces of labour legislation, including the national minimum wage, by Parliament on Tuesday, has seen various conflicting views about the laws.
5 major new labour laws that you need to know about – including extended parental leave
BusinessTech | 30-May-2018
Our labour laws are constantly evolving as the South African government seeks to balance stronger protections for employees with the need to create a business-friendly investment climate.
Abuse of Labour law by local company
Arab Times Kuwait English Daily | 28-May-2018
I am graduate and I have been in Kuwait since 2011 and it’s my second company. I was hired locally and completed 3 months in new company. They hired me for sales as a sales manager and after joining the new company they started giving me other assignments which are not related to my speciality.
UAE will change labour law, minister tells FNC
gulfnews.com | 24-May-2018
Abu Dhabi: The UAE Labour Law will be changed to live up to the ambitions of the leadership, citizens and private sector, and to fit the post-oil era, Nasser Bin Thani Al Hameli, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation, told the Federal National Council on Tuesday.
South Africa: Minister Mildred Oliphant Designates Advocate Molefe As Registrar of Labour Relations
AllAfrica.com | 23-May-2018
press release Advocate Lehlohonolo Daniel Molefe has been designated by Labour Minister, Mildred Oliphant as the new Registrar of Labour Relations.
Legal update on employment law - May 2018
Lexology | 22-May-2018
The Employment Court recently ordered Smiths City Group, a national retail chain that operates over 34 stores, to pay employees for the unpaid 15-minute meetings employees were expected to attend before the stores opened each day.
Jeremy Corbyn urged to clarify Labour's position on Brexit
BBC News | 21-May-2018
The Labour leadership faces mounting pressure to clarify its position on Brexit after the local party in Lewisham selected a candidate who backs staying in the single market and the party’s international trade spokesman, Barry Gardiner, struggled to explain Labour’s position on the issue.
The Express Tribune > Pakistan Labour Laws must address women workers’ issues
The Express Tribune | 14-May-2018
ISLAMABAD: The Parliament and the Provincial Assemblies need to improve the quality of labour legislation to make it consistent, applicable and in accordance with the law of the land and best international practices, says Women Action for Better Workplaces (WAction), a project implemented by Trust for Democratic Education & Accountability (TDEA), in a statement here on Sunday
Nurses to rally for inclusion under new B.C. PTSD labour laws
Globalnews.ca | 04-May-2018
Hundreds of nurses gathered at the Vancouver Art Gallery on Thursday to protest their exclusion from new labour laws relating to worker mental health.
Angola: Workers Demand Revision of General Labour Law
AllAfrica.com | 03-May-2018
Luanda — The revision of the General Labour Law (LGT) to tailor it to the country?s Constitution, combat corruption and end regional asymmetries is part of the demands made on Tuesday by the Angolan Trade Union.
UAE labour law: Workplace rights every woman must know
Khaleej Times | 02-May-2018
Women workforce in the UAE have certain rights which they should equip themselves with to avoid exploitation at workplace. The UAE Labour Law lays down special provisions relating to the working hours and conditions of women employees.
Trade unions, ministry clash over amendments to labour laws
The Star, Kenya | 30-Apr-2018
Trade unions have vowed to block legal amendments seeking to bar government officials who provide essential services from participating in strikes.
World Bank: Abolish Minimum Wage, Other Labour Laws
NewsClick | 25-Apr-2018
The recently released ‘working draft ’ of the World Bank’s flagship World Development Report (WDR) for this year neatly summarises what the world capitalist class is thinking - or should be thinking – about labour. Calling for a new social contract, the draft suggests that while income and social insurance can be provided by the state employers should be freed of this onus and allowed to abandon such ‘outdated’ concepts as minimum wage, long term job security, protection from hire and fire, severance pay, doing away with ‘colonial era’ labour laws, and linking of wages to productivity. These suggestions are under a section sub titled ‘Protecting Workers’, in chapter six.
The crisis in social care is connected to the gendered inadequacy of labour law
British Politics and Policy at LSE (blog) | 24-Apr-2018
Lydia Hayes writes that social care is a feminist issue. Highlighting some of the appalling conditions that care workers tolerate, she explains how employment law fails to protect women’s employment and to value feminised labour. She concludes that unless social care provision is revolutionised, women will have little choice but to serve as unpaid carers: stuck at home, excluded from public life, and denied life choices.
Saftu takes aim at Cyril over minimum wage, labour law
Citizen | 24-Apr-2018
Saftu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi is accusing Ramaphosa of using Marikana-style anti-strike tactics in a ‘most frontal attack’ on workers.
Modi government is working on new labour law protecting dignity of workers; details here
Financial Express | 23-Apr-2018
The government has drafted a new labour law, with the overriding objective of ensuring workers’ dignity and well-being at the workplace. The draft code on occupational safety, health and working conditions (OSH) proposes to make the workplace free from hazards that can cause injury or occupational disease for the workers. The OSH code, the last among the proposed four aimed at amalgamating 44 extant central labour Acts, also makes it mandatory for establishments having at least 10 employees furnish to every worker an appointment letter.
Busa supports labour law amendments, but concerned about risks
Creamer Media's Engineering News | 19-Apr-2018
Business Unity South Africa (Busa) has voiced its support for amendments to legislation to introduce provisions to enhance labour relations stability and the implementation of a National Minimum Wage (NMW).
Mass strike expected over proposed amendments to labour laws
Eyewitness News | 16-Apr-2018
CAPE TOWN - Thousands of workers across the country plan to take to the streets later this month, in a protest against proposed amendments to the country’s labour laws.
Your letters: Labour laws must do more to protect workers
Toronto Star | 12-Apr-2018
With respect what the court didn’t hear in the death of Amina Diaby at Fiera Foods, we found it strange that the Ministry of Labour’s evidence did not contain similar findings as that of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board? Why wasn’t the Ministry of Labour as aggressive in its investigation?
BP franchisee owes $250,000 for breaching employment law
Scoop.co.nz (press release) | 11-Apr-2018
BP franchisee owes $250,000 for breaching employment law Pegasus Energy Limited, which operated as a BP station in Hastings has been ordered to pay upwards of $132,000 in arrears to two ex-staff and $120,000 in penalties following a Labour Inspectorate investigation.
Labour law needs upgrade to ensure inclusive growth
The Daily Star | 10-Apr-2018
The existing labour law needs to be amended to protect workers' rights and meet international standards, analysts said yesterday. To achieve inclusive growth, initiatives should be taken to reduce rising property discrimination and income inequality along with ensuring decent work, they said.
Unions to march against labour law changes
Times LIVE | 10-Apr-2018
The South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) and its affiliated unions in the Western Cape plan to march in Cape Town on Thursday.
An employee’s job is a major asset
Independent Online | 09-Apr-2018
Legal practitioners, generally, are not allowed to appear before the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA).
Eradicating the menace: ‘Those involved in bonded labour to face the music’
The Express Tribune | 09-Apr-2018
MULTAN: Deputy Commissioner Nadir Chatha stated that strict punishments will be awarded to those involved in bonded labour, especially at kilns. He added that all practical measures should be taken to eradicate this practice.
UAE labour law ensures rights of all, says senior official
ArabianBusiness.com | 06-Apr-2018
The UAE’s labour laws serve to protect both workers and employers, according to Hassan Al Hamadi, the director of prosecutions at the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department.
UAE labour laws protect workers, employers equally
Khaleej Times | 05-Apr-2018
The UAE is keen on protecting workers' rights and several laws have been issued and effectively implemented to protect both workers and their employers, said a top judicial official.
First shots fired in looming battle on labour law reform
Scoop.co.nz (press release) | 03-Apr-2018
April 2 (BusinessDesk) - The government's proposed labour law reforms re-establish a kind of "compulsory unionism", and many provisions of the Employment Relations Reform Bill conflict with its objective of promoting "a high performing, high wage economy," says peak business lobby group Business New Zealand.
First shots fired over labour law reform
NZCity | 02-Apr-2018
The government's proposed labour law reforms re-establish a kind of "compulsory unionism", Business New Zealand says.
Nedlac slams labour department’s bungling of bill
Business Day | 29-Mar-2018
The Department of Labour’s bungling of draft policy agreements reached at the National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac) undermines the work of the organisation, says Nedlac executive director Madoda Vilakazi.
Labour law seminars April 5 at Heritage
E-Know.ca (press release) | 28-Mar-2018
The Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Haddad Financial Services, are presenting two Labour Law Seminars on Thursday, April 5 at the Heritage Inn Hotel and Conference Centre.
Irish Border Brexit Issue Must Be Settled by Law, Labour Says
Bloomberg | 26-Mar-2018
U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May is facing another Brexit hurdle after the opposition Labour Party announced it’s pushing for a legal commitment to avoid a hard border with Ireland after Britain leaves the European Union.
United Arab Emirates: UAE Legal Q&As: Can An Employee Injured At Work Claim Compensation?
Mondaq News Alerts | 16-Mar-2018
Question: My friend is a construction worker and was injured at work. Can he request compensation? Answer: UAE law guarantees the safety of employees during work and obligates the employers to ensure an appropriate work environment that guarantees the safety of workers.
‘Over 58 per cent workplaces in Peshawar violate labour laws’
DAWN.com | 15-Mar-2018
PESHAWAR: More than 58 per cent workplaces in Peshawar were violating labour laws, which had detrimental effects on women workers, said Women Workers Alliance at a convention here on Wednesday.
Legislators urged to review labour laws
The Nation | 13-Mar-2018
KARACHI - Civil society and labour leaders on Monday called upon the legislators of Sindh Assembly to review and amend all the labour laws passed by present assembly by making them compliant to the Conventions of the International Labour Organisation (ILO).
247 expatriates arrested by ROP for violating Labour Law
Muscat Daily | 12-Mar-2018
Muscat - The ROP, in cooperation with other government agencies, has arrested 247 Asian and African nationals for Labour Law violations. Of the 247 arrested include 199 women and 48 men.
Labour law amendments not just good news for fathers
Independent Online | 07-Mar-2018
Parliament passed the Labour Law Amendment Act in November last year. While the media has mostly focused on the right to longer leave for new fathers, the provisions cover a broader spectrum of concerns.
Respect labour laws
Zambia Daily Mail | 02-Mar-2018
AMBIA’s investment climate is one of the most attractive on the continent. There are, however, some investors who still need to be schooled on the absolute need for them to adhere to Zambia’s labour laws.
Japan's PM climbs down on contentious labour reform after data flaws
Channel NewsAsia | 01-Mar-2018
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has abandoned for now a key labour law reform aimed at boosting productivity after admitting data used to support the change was flawed, an embarrassing political climb-down likely to disappoint businesses and investors. Read more at https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/japan-s-pm-climbs-down-on-contentious-labour-reform-after-data-flaws-10001834
U.S. labour agency overturns major ruling, citing Trump appointee's conflict
Reuters | 27-Feb-2018
(Reuters) - The National Labor Relations Board on Monday made it easier for companies that franchise their brands, such as McDonald’s Corp (MCD.N), to be held liable for labour law violations.
Magna CEO blasts Ontario labour laws, electricity rates
Automotive News Canada (blog) | 26-Feb-2018
ar-reaching changes to Ontario labour laws could prevent automakers and suppliers from investing in Canadian manufacturing, the CEO of Canada’s largest auto supplier warns.
The Grand Coalition's (GroKo's) Plans for Labour Law
Lexology | 23-Feb-2018
After the conclusion of coalition talks between the CDU/CSU and SPD, the following changes to labour law will be pursued by the upcoming coalition government. On 7 February 2018, the Union parties (CDU and CSU) and the SPD successfully concluded negotiations for a new grand coalition. In addition to general platform statements, the 177-page coalition agreement contains specific proposals for change. The following is an overview of the most significant labour law projects contained in the coalition agreement.
Turkey: Mediation In Labour Disputes Made Mandatory By Parliament: What Are The New Changes?
Mondaq News Alerts | 22-Feb-2018
The New Labour Courts Law numbered 7036 (the "New Law") was published in the Official Gazette no. 30221 dated 25 October 2017 and entered into force as of that date except for articles 3, 11 and 12 which have only become applicable as of 1 January 2018.
Labour’s PFI proposals risk endangering business confidence
Financial Times | 20-Feb-2018
John McDonnell has never been coy about his intentions. Labour’s shadow chancellor once
2014 Myanmar Population and Housing Census - Policy Brief on Children and Youth
ReliefWeb | 14-Feb-2018
Being important to today’s development of society as well as being the hope and future of a country, children and youth deserve a good start in life through better health provision, a nurturing home environment, educational opportunities, and eliminating barriers so that they could properly transition to adulthood in ways that will contribute to the economic and social development of the country.
Georgian trade unions collect signatures in an effort to amend labour legislation
JAMnews (blog) | 14-Feb-2018
The Georgian Trade Union Confederation (GTUC) has started collecting signatures under a petition titled ‘Make Work Safer!’