Labour Law (CCMA Budget Constraints)

Allardyce & Partners Offers Labour Law Specialists

A new year is upon us, putting the incredibly difficult 2020 behind us and giving us hope for the future. However, COVID-19 is still wreaking havoc when it comes to the effect it has on businesses in South Africa and how the businesses are forced to respond to on-going restrictionsand related COVID-19 regulations and protocols. Retrenchments and budget constraints were common themes of businesses throughout 2020, leading to an increase in legal labour disputes and many people losing their regular jobs.

The CCMA’s Part

The Commission of Conciliation, Mediation, and Arbitration (CCMA) is a social services organisation that was established to promote and protect labour rights in South Africa. Therefore, this organisation is charged to  handle disputes when an employee feels that they are being treated unfairly by their employer. However, the CCMA faced a major budget cut in November 2020, with R617 million being constrained. They responded by severely reducing their part-time commissioners who are responsible for hearing the majority of their cases. As a result, a large backlog of cases has been created by the budget constraints in the midst of the COVID-19 job crisis.

Our Solution

Allardyce & Partners Attorneys is your answer when you need a professional labour lawyer on your side during a labour dispute. We offer our services on a “no win, no fee” principle, which is contingent to our terms of service. As a result, if you are eligible, we can be your legal representatives when you are faced with a labour dispute that places your job in danger. With the peace of mind that we will work hard for you, our labour law specialists can make the difference in your dispute.

Times are tough as we kick off 2021. Luckily, Allardyce & Partners Attorneys can be your salvation when your need a labour law specialist in your corner. For more info on how we can assist you, please contact us on 011 234 2125 or email us at enquiries@allardyce.co.za today.