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Introducing Buwa Basebetsi, a new radio show produced by the Casual Workers Advice Office (CWAO) focusing on all issues related to Workers’ Rights, current affairs about strikes, winning CCMA and Labour Court cases. Other struggles of the working class will also be reviewed.

The CWAO is making this show available to all community Radio stations free of charge as well as providing expert studio guests from CWAO team who speak 7 official languages. Calls from listeners could then be answered regarding any questions the listeners may have about labour issues.

19 February 2024

Know Your Rights Series - Episode 1: Wages & Deductions

This is part one of an 11-part series produced by the Casual Workers Advice Office on Workers Rights

Buwa Basebetsi presents its newest series, Know Your Rights, an 11-part series that breaks down worker rights. In this episode we tackle wages and deductions. We look at when you must be paid, how you should be paid and what you can do if your employer is not paying you on time, paying you the wrong amount or not paying you at all.
 

02 February 2024

Labour Broker Series - Episode 4

This is part four of a four-part series produced by the Casual Workers Advice Office on labour broker workers rights.

In this last episode we looked at how bosses have tried to get around the law. As well as the difficulty that workers face to become permanent due to the weakness of the law, the anti-worker politics of the CCMA and the problems of the Labour Court. In this episode we focus on the history of workers and the similarities of pre-colonial workers vs workers today. We also take a look at the realities of workers who belong to trade unions who explain the importance of organising in the workplace.

Special thanks go to CWAO Organiser, Connie Masekwameng, for hosting this.

15 January 2024

Labour Broker Series - Episode 3

This is part three of a four-part series produced by the Casual Workers Advice Office on labour broker workers rights.

This is part three of a four-part series produced by the Casual Workers Advice Office on labour broker workers' rights. In the previous episodes, we looked at who labour broker workers are, their rights at work, and the problems they face. Special thanks go to CWAO Organiser, Connie Masekwameng, for hosting this

07 December 2023

Labour Broker Series - Episode 2

This is part two of a four-part series produced by the Casual Workers Advice Office on labour broker workers rights. In the previous episode we looked at who labour broker workers are, their rights at work and the problems they face.

In this episode, we discuss how bosses have evaded the legal requirement in existence since 2015 to appoint labour broker workers permanently after three months in the company. We will also look at the 2018 Constitutional Court decision which clearly stated that temporary employment services should be genuinely temporary, and that temporary workers placed by labour brokers at a company are automatically deemed permanent after three months of service.

This is a four-part series produced by the Casual Workers Advice Office.

17 November 2023

Labour Broker Series - Episode 1

In our first episode of Buwa Basebetsi, we present our focus on Labour Broker Worker Rights.

In our first episode of Buwa Basebetsi, we present our focus on Labour Broker Worker Rights. This episode will look at who labour brokers workers are, the problems labour broker workers face, and the rights of labour broker workers, among other things. This episode is presented by Nandi Vanqa-Mgijima.

This is a four-part series produced by the Casual Workers Advice Office.