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What’s in a Learnership Pay Slip?

Each time learners are paid, the Department of Labour requires that employers give them a pay slip containing certain details. Learners are welcome to register stipend complaints on Keep Climbing. The Basic Conditions of Employment Act applies in respect of any matter not covered by Sectoral Determination 5: Learnerships. Basic Guide to Learnership Pay Slips  Content of…
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INSETA Slave Trade?

INSETA claimed to investigate a complaint at PSG Wealth that included making unlawful financial demands on unemployed youth recruited for learnerships. The findings are hidden, INSETA claims it protects PSG Wealth, not the public. That's rubbish. In February 2017 INSETA committed to investigating a complaint about PSG Wealth. INSETA confirmed the contract was unlawful yet…
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Rights Agitation on Social Media

Firm behaviours have negative impacts on economic and social development when unregulated and un-monitored. Many break laws that infringe upon public rights. I don't waste time emailing companies. I'm an agitator protesting unfair firm behaviours promoted on social media. They don't like it, that's sufficient reason to persist. So I do. Why Firm Behaviours Must…
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Human Rights Violations at #WRSETA

W&R SETA's  defective leadership condones practices that exploit and victimise the youth and vulnerable.  W&R SETA fails legislation and the public by not knowing legislation and not monitoring industry stakeholders or engaging when the public raises concerns. The DHET must note the W&R SETA neglect of duty and inability to perform. Open letter to the W&R…
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#BANKSETA Anti poor and aggressively fascist

After complaints that a BANKSETA learnership advert omitting stipend and vital information was unfair, not pro-poor and against the best interests of the public - the ad was swiftly removed and hastily replaced by red faced and defensive Kelly Recruitment. Kelly offered defensive excuses for their lack of professionalism and non compliance with values enshrined…
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Truworths Market Related Salary Comedy

I've criticised the Truworths recruitment strategy targeting vulnerable youth, withholding information and tricking applicants to discriminatory interviews. Truworths doesn't disclose salary ranges in adverts claiming it's 'market related' offers would be misunderstood and that applicants have fair opportunity to negotiate at an interview.  Truworths Fashions Truths That Trap Truworths is a Cape Town-based, South African clothing retailer,…
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Are Truworths Job Ads Legal?

Truworths, like many foolish lemmings, argue that if others do it they can do it too. Many recruitment adverts target unemployed youth and new market entrants (first-time job seekers) using unfair recruitment strategies. Adverts often fail to disclose pay or information that applicants can use to inform their job choice at that specific company. Their…
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Learnerships, Pregnancy and Family Responsibility

Learners are entitled to maternity leave. What if I'm pregnant and on a Learnership? According to Sectoral Determination 5: Learnerships, you cannot be fired. Here is the specific legislation about maternity leave. Maternity Leave (Number 24 of the Determination) (1) (a)     A learner is entitled to at least four consecutive months' maternity leave. (b)    A…
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