September 2012 Newsletter – Casual Day


Casual DayCasual Day – For people with disabilities

The saying on the Casual Day website is

“If no one reaches out, no one can be touched.” This could not be truer; and the Fundraising Project known as Casual Day is doing just that, reaching out!

Casual Day will see its 18th birthday on 7 September 2012. The project has been very successful in assisting the 6 National Beneficiaries that are in the project. The Beneficiaries create jobs for people with disabilities; their services also incl. poverty alleviation, upliftment, housing, education & much more.

In 2011 Casual Day raised a staggering R 20,3 mil in aid of people with disabilities. This year Working Knowledge International decided to join in and help by buying stickers for all our staff as well as for every patient that walks into our clinic on the 7th of September.

We urge our Clients and fellow South Africans to get involved in any way that they can. Stickers are on sale at ABSA, Game, Dion Wired, Edgars, Boardmans, Jet, CNA & Edcon for R 10.00.

Read our Tip of the Month section for information on disabilities in the workplace.

WKI strives to assist Companies & Employees with disability claims.

 

Tip of the Month

The Employment Equity Act serves to protect people with disabilities from unfair discrimination as well as to protect their rights in the work place and as an employee.

It does however also assist companies when employing people with disabilities.

Per the Employment Equity act People with disabilities are entitled to keep their disability status confidential. But if the employer is not aware of the disability or the need to be accommodated, the employer is not obliged to provide it.

For the full Employment Equity Act please visit www.labour.gov.za

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