CCMAANA reports that a group of organisations is challenging the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) over its rules of representation, which they label as unfair towards workers.  

The Casual Workers Advice Office (CWAO), the Black Sash, the Maokeng Advice and Resource Centre, along with Ntombi Dladla, who is an applicant in the case and a labour broker, are to appear in the Labour Court in Braamfontein on Tuesday to challenge the CCMA over its Rule 25.  Rule 25 states that “only an office bearer, official or member of a registered trade union or a legal representative may offer workers representation”.  According to CWAO, research by Stats SA showed that 70% of workers did not belong to a union and by and large were not able to afford legal representation, leaving workers to have to represent themselves.

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