Editorials
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13 Sep 2021
6:30 am

Carl Niehaus has a case to make over his axing

Editorials

The Labour Relations Act makes it difficult to fire workers – and the ANC seems to be violating the laws it made when dealing with Niehaus.

Former MP, uMkhonto weSizwe Military Veterans Association (MKMVA) spokesperson Carl Niehaus. Picture: Twitter

One of the most contentious laws passed by the ANC in the last 27 years has been the Labour Relations Act (LRA), which has been accused of loading dice against employers in workplace disputes. Not only that, the strictures in the LRA – and specifically the ones making it difficult to fire workers – have been cited as one of the reasons our job market is shrinking, along with investment. What is certain is that, whichever way you look at it, the Act sets down strict procedures and guidelines when it comes to disciplining employees. That is why it looks...