Strikes originate from anger

Strikes are not really in the interests of either party as each is damaged. Some damage is immediate but much is long term and may surface as further confrontation later. For the employer they are immensely costly. Most strikes result from feelings of anger, frustration and powerlessness. There is a perception that this government is […]

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Strikes originate from anger

Strikes are not really in the interests of either party as each is damaged. Some damage is immediate but much is long term and may surface as further confrontation later. For the employer they are immensely costly. Most strikes result from feelings of anger, frustration and powerlessness. There is a perception that this government is […]

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Dismissal for a social networking faux-pas can be fair, but not always

In a recent case it was found fair to dismiss an employee for derogatory comments about Apple products on a “private” Facebook page. The Gross Misconduct dismissal from an Apple store was fair because private pages do not necessarily remain private and the company had a clear policy in place. But in another case, where […]

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Dismissal for a social networking faux-pas can be fair, but not always

In a recent case it was found fair to dismiss an employee for derogatory comments about Apple products on a “private” Facebook page. The Gross Misconduct dismissal from an Apple store was fair because private pages do not necessarily remain private and the company had a clear policy in place. But in another case, where […]

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For goodness sake, when will they retire?

If you have ever uttered those words in frustration, now is the time to stop! A fundamental shift in employee rights took place on 1st October. Previously an employer could require an employee to retire on a pre-determined date on or after their 65th birthday. Today the employee tells the employer when they will retire. […]

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For goodness sake, when will they retire?

If you have ever uttered those words in frustration, now is the time to stop! A fundamental shift in employee rights took place on 1st October. Previously an employer could require an employee to retire on a pre-determined date on or after their 65th birthday. Today the employee tells the employer when they will retire. […]

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