IndexCalendarMAN/FAQSoekLedelysGebruikersgroepeRegistreerTeken in
Neem asb kennis dat hiermee dit amptelik aangekondig word dat die KVB Forum sal skuif, gaan na die kaapsevryheidsburgers.org blad en volg die Forum skakel
Latest topics
» BYMEKAARKOM DAG
Sat Sep 25, 2010 4:28 pm by findmy012

» WAARSKUWINGS VLAKKE TOV SEKURITEITS STATUS
Sat Sep 25, 2010 4:27 pm by findmy012

» VROU IN HUIS VERWURG DEUR SWART ROWERS
Sat Sep 25, 2010 4:27 pm by findmy012

» FORUM WILL BE CLOSING!!!!!!
Sun Sep 05, 2010 9:38 pm by KVB000000002

» ANC GEORGANISEERDE MISDAAD SINDIKAAT IN BLOU TERREUR UNIFORMS
Tue Aug 24, 2010 9:02 pm by KVB000000002

» AND RATCONTROL
Tue Aug 24, 2010 8:58 pm by KVB000000002

» N DAG IN DIE LEWE VAN N BLANKE INWONER IN N WIT PLAKKERSKAMP
Thu Aug 19, 2010 10:38 pm by KVB000021133

» STAKENDE BOBBEJAANTROP OPPAD OM LAND SE EKONOMIE TE KELDER
Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:12 pm by KVB000000002

» WAAR IS DIE POSTE?
Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:50 pm by KVB000000002

Top posters
KVB000000002
 
KVB000000001
 
KVB000000005
 
KVB000021142
 
KVB000021126
 
KVB000021133
 
Arend
 
Admin
 
Ridder Van Die Langpad
 
KVB000021107
 
Wie is Aanlyn
Daar is slegs 1 gebruiker aanlyn :: 0 Geregistreerd, 0 Versteek en 1 Gas

Geen

Meeste gebruikers ooit aanlyn was 48 op Sat Apr 23, 2011 6:16 am
Statistics
Ons het 175 geregistreerde gebruikers
Die nuutste geregistreerde gebruiker is GK63

Ons gebruikers het altesaam 3166 artikels geplaas in 1809 subjects
SA Topsites
SA Topsites
::

Share | 
 

 New rules for child labour

Besigtig vorige onderwerp Besigtig volgende onderwerp Go down 
SkrywerBoodskap
KVB000000005



Aantal posstukke : 295
Join date : 2010-02-07

PosOnderwerp: New rules for child labour   Wed Apr 07, 2010 8:53 pm

New rules for child labour
2010-04-07 20:05

Print article Email article


Related Links
New Act helps Terre'blanche accused

Johannesburg - It is not illegal to employ a child of 15, but regulations introduced in January set out strict working conditions that have to be adhered to, according to the department of labour's website.

The Congress of SA Trade Unions said in a statement earlier on Wednesday that it was illegal to employ a minor. This follows the arrest of a 15-year-old in connection with the murder of Eugene Terre'Blanche.

Cosatu said: "The alleged killers were farm workers, one of them 15-years-old and therefore employed illegally, demanding unpaid wages of a paltry R300 a month."

However, the act, and regulations recently passed, set out how 15-year-olds may be employed, as well as their working conditions.

According to the Health and Safety of Children at Work Regulations, anyone employing a person between 15 and 18 must take a host of factors into account.

Schools Act

A child under 15 years, or one who is subject to compulsory schooling is not allowed to work, or help at a business.

This is in terms of the South African Schools Act, which stipulates that a child is subject to compulsory schooling until the last school day of the calendar year in which they turn 15, or the ninth grade, whichever comes first.

An exception to this is for children who work in the advertising, artistic or cultural industry and they must do so in terms of a permit granted by the labour minister.

Once a child has cleared these hurdles, the regulations set out for example, whether they can perceive workplace dangers correctly, their sensitivity to chemicals or hormone disruptors and their ability to understand safety messages.

It regulates the maximum weight they can lift in relation to their own body weight and even sets out steps on lifting heavy objects safely.

It regulates the temperature of their working environment, noise levels, and circumstances in which they may use power tools.

"Children are in a special time in their development and are not yet ready to take on the duties and responsibilities of adults," read the regulations.

Rules for employers

Psychologically they may try to do a little more than they should, to prove themselves. They might want acceptance from adults, are susceptible to peer pressure, and may want to assert their independence.

"Children often lack assertiveness and may be afraid to ask questions or speak up because they are concerned about looking stupid or losing their job," read one of the clauses.

It sets out steps an employer must take, which include thorough orientation, child-sensitive supervision and getting co-workers to mentor the child.

The regulations provide guidelines on reducing the chances of crime, like not counting cash in front of customers, and how to defuse a potentially violent situation.

Children may also not do "piecework" defined as payment which depends on the quality of work done.

They may not work more than eight hours a day. A child worker not attending school can't work more than 40 hours a week. If in school, the maximum is 20 hours a week, or 40 during school holidays.

Attorney Ronaldah Ngidi, of the Centre for Child Law, said children working on farms faced vastly different circumstances to those in the entertainment or retail industry, or those working to buy fashionable shoes.

"If parents can't work, or parents die, the children quit school to work on the farms to support the whole family," she observed.

She said research had found some children worked because they did not have identity documents or birth certificates and so their parents could not get grants.

- SAPA

Read more on: jobs | cosatu | eugene terre'blanche
http://www.news24.com/Content/SouthAfrica/Politics/1057/8a31931c96104b70979e6141105c3471/07-04-2010-08-05/New_rules_for_child_labour
Terug na bo Go down
Sien gebruiker's profiel
 
New rules for child labour
Besigtig vorige onderwerp Besigtig volgende onderwerp Terug na bo 
Bladsy 1 van 1

Permissions in this forum:Jy mag nie onderwerpe in hierdie forum beantwoord nie.
 :: Jeug Draad-
Spring na: