NUPSAW would like to congratulate its sister union and SAFTU affiliate NUMSA on its victory against labour brokers in the Constitutional court. The exploitation of workers by Labor brokers seem to be reaching extinction.
This follows a ruling by the Constitutional Court on the interpretation of section 198A (3)(b) of the Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995, to the NUMSA appeal in the Labour Appeals Court. The Constitutional Court explained the relationship between the worker that has been placed by the labour broker, the client of the labour broker and the labour broker itself.
The Constitutional Court ruled that labour brokers’ clients remain sole employers after three months of the worker being placed within a company by a labour broker, meaning, they become full employees and should enjoy full benefits as permanent employees.
This means that labour brokers have no right to and are no longer a party in the contracts beyond three months as stated in the Labour Relations Act.
“This indicates a huge success towards the fight against labour brokers that have been on for a while in the country These ruling free workers from slavery and exploitation under Labour brokers.
NUPSAW will continue working with NUMSA and all those that are in the fight against labour brokers and to protect workers against exploitation in any possible way.,” says NUPSAW General Secretary Success Mataitsane.
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NUPSAW General Secretary
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Thariza Steyn, Media Officer
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