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daThe Citizen reports that the Democratic Alliance (DA) supports the decision by labour brokers to appeal the ruling of the Labour Appeal Court (LAC) that ‘brokered’ employees automatically become employees of the client company after three months.  

DA shadow minister of labour, Michael Bagraim, said the party did not agree with the ruling, and was hoping the Constitutional Court would look at the matter again.  “The labour broking business is certainly not in any way incongruent with our legislative framework.  Labour brokers are employers who are experts at the employment industry and assist companies on a regular basis when they require more staff than is normally required,” Bagraim stated.  He made the point that as the matter now stood following the judgment, employees would lose their right to take court action against labour brokers because the latter would no longer be deemed to be an employer jointly with the contracting employer.

  • Read this report by Gosebo Mathope in full at The Citizen

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