Today's Labour News

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concourteNCA reports that the Constitutional Court (ConCourt) was due on Thursday to hear an application about whether workers can be fired for singing certain struggle songs.  

In 2013, nine Duncanmec employees in Germiston were fired for singing a song which included the words "my mother is rejoicing when we hit the boers".  The Engineering Bargaining Council and the Labour Court ordered that the employees be reinstated.  But the employer argues the relationship with the employees has broken down irreparably.

  • This short report is at eNCA
  • Read too, Can you dismiss an employee for posting a racist comment on Facebook? at Moneyweb
  • And also, ConCourt explains the test for racism in the workplace, at The Citizen

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