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Labour Economist

Phone: +27 *********  HQ Phone
Email: l***@***.za
Local Address:  Bryanston , South Africa
Adcorp Holdings Ltd.
Nicolway Bryanston Cnr William Nicol & Wedgewood Link PO Box 70635
Bryanston , 2021
South Africa


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Loane Sharp, labour ..., 10 July 2014 [cached]
Loane Sharp, labour economist at Adcorp, said the most significant fault lies in the failure of labour relations mechanisms, such as the bargaining councils, the CCMA and the Labour Court, to provide the conciliation and mediation they were designed to.
Sharp said unions use two strategies to get new members or retain existing members.
Loane Sharp, a labour market ..., 29 Nov 2013 [cached]
Loane Sharp, a labour market analyst at workforce management group Adcorp, said the strike represents a desperate struggle for survival because of the NUM's loss of members, although unions in general are losing their relevance.
"The NUM is a spent force. This is the root cause of the infighting between the NUM and Numsa [National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa] within Cosatu and will likely lead Cosatu to disintegrate into a powerful public sector union and an irrelevant private sector union. We are witnessing the disintegration of the union movement."
Sharp said the unions are losing members and those members who could previously be intimidated into attending rallies often simply do not turn up. He said crowd participation by union members has fallen and only about 4% of branch members turn up at strikes. Union members lose more from the no-work, no-pay principle than what they gain in the additional increases the unions achieve, said Sharp.
He said the strikes are in the interests of union officials and not members.
Loane Sharp, chief analyst ..., 13 Nov 2012 [cached]
Loane Sharp, chief analyst at Adcorp Holdings, said the strong growth was likely to continue as the economy ramped up for the year-end retail season.
"Professional and clerical employment grew three percent with 17 000 jobs during the month, while low-skilled employment fell by 1.3%, equating to 6 000 jobs," said Sharp.
He said the recent 2011 population census results still did not provide clear answers on the size and economic significance of the informal sector.
"According to the 2011 census, informal sector employment amounts to 1.61-million - 27.2% lower than the Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS).
He said the census had cast doubt over the QLFS as well.
"Adcorp's latest estimate for October 2012 suggests that there are 6.4-million people employed, in the sense of being routinely economically active in the informal sector, representing 32.9% of total employment in South Africa," Sharp said.
Loane Sharp
Unemployment and absenteeism harming the country | Insurance Times and Investments, 1 Sept 2013 [cached]
It may have led, in part, to the growing phenomenon of temporary or "contingency" workers, many of whom fill in for other employees who are absent from work," said Loane Sharp, Labour Economist at Adcorp Holdings.
"It is alarming that sick leave in South Africa has been rising continuously over the past decade, and at present shows no signs of reversing," said Sharp.
Sharp fall in employment | Insurance Times and Investments, 1 Sept 2013 [cached]
However, the dismissal and resignation rates create a pervasive sense of insecurity and vulnerability among the country's 13.5 million workers, which does not bode well for the ruling party's performance in next year's election," says Loane Sharp, Adcorp's Labour Economist. Within labour market cycles, two of the most important barometers of labour market performance are the number of dismissals and the number of resignations. The important distinction between dismissals and resignations is that dismissals are involuntary whereas resignations are voluntary. "In a high-performing labour market, the number of dismissals is relatively low as the demand for labour is relatively high, whereas the number of resignations is relatively high since job-seekers feel secure in moving from one job to another," Sharp explains. Since the 2009 global financial crisis, the rate of dismissals has reached 2.38 million per quarter, its highest level in the second quarter of 2013.
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