- Numsa celebrated a victory after the Constitutional court ruled in their favour on Thursday
- The ruling ensures that workers employed through a labour broker are officially considered employed after 3 months with an employee
- This ruling will help protect employees from exploitation in the future
On Thursday the Constitutional court ruled in favour of Numsa - a ruling that is considered a massive win for workers in South Africa.
According to The Citizen, the ruling means that any worker placed by a labour broker will automatically become an employee after 3 months with an employer.
Zwelinzima Vavi from the SA Federation of Trade Unions said it's "now over" for labour brokers.
For a long time, labour brokers have been accused of exploiting workers. Workers making use of labour brokers claimed to earn less than permanent employees and their jobs aren't secure.
Often, contractors with labour brokers were dismissed unfairly and could do nothing to fight it.
This ruling offers workers more security and will protect employees more effectively against exploitation.
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