nedlacBusinessLive reports that parties in talks at Nedlac have effectively conceded on removing a second strike ballot from provisions to promote labour stability.  This comes after unions flat out disagreed with the proposal.  

A strike ballot on whether or not to go on strike is already enshrined in law and forms part of union constitutions.  The second ballot was proposed as a way to gauge whether workers want to return to work during lengthy strikes.  Talks are set to continue in Nedlac over the next two weeks on finalising a package of proposals to bring about labour stability.  Measures put on the table to end long and violent strikes included strike ballots, voluntary arbitration and a ban on the carrying of traditional weapons during strikes.  Further labour law amendments, a code on collective bargaining, an accord on labour peace and a declaration on good faith bargaining are on the table for discussion between parties.


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