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labourcourtsBusinessLive reports that employees hired via labour brokerage firms will be entitled to benefits if they remain employed by a company for more than three months‚ the Labour Appeal Court has ruled.  

Judge Pule Tlaletsi ruled this week that employees of a labour broker become permanent employees of the client company after three months of working there.  This judgment overturns a previous judgment handed down in 2015 that labour brokers and client companies were dual employers.  The judgment came as a result of a case involving the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa), Assign Services‚ Krost Shelving and Racking, and the Commission for Conciliation‚ Mediation and Arbitration.  Assign Services supplied workers to Krost‚ many of whom worked for the company for more than three months.  Wayne Ncube‚ senior attorney for Lawyers for Human Rights commented that "This is a massive judgment".

  • Read this report by Petru Saal in full at BusinessLive
  • Read too, Labour Appeal Court upholds rights of vulnerable workers, at The Citizen

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