All Employees are Workers But not All Workers are Employees

We are posed with the question that they are workers who are not employees. Who are these workers is the subject of the search of this paper. Any conclusion that will be arrived at will set the path clearer for decision-makers like management and government bureaucrats to respect the boundary created by the interpretation of labour laws.The statement would mean that workers constitute a bigger group than employees. Hence, we ask: what are those workers that are not employees? Separating workers from employees (Fossum, 505-507) is only proper because each group has different rights, privileges and obligations under the law.BECTU (or the Union) submitted an application to the CENTRAL ARBITRATION – 6kgt. (CAC) sometime in March 2003 for the purpose of being recognised for collective bargaining (Fossum,312,313) by the BBC (or the Company) concerning the ‘wildlife cameramen/women engaged on freelance contracts by the BBC Natural History Unit. The CAC notified both parties notice of receipt of the application (Fossum, 149-151) about one week after the application by BECTU and invited a response to the application from the BBC. The Company submitted a response about one week after receipt of the notice.BBC responded stating that it did not know which individuals were included in the bargaining unit proposed by BECTU and that in the absence of such information it refused to comment on whether any of the individuals were workers for the purposes of TRADE UNION AND LABOUR RELATIONS (CONSOLIDATION) ACT of 1992 (hereinafter called ACT). It demanded the Union to identify the individuals included in the proposed bargaining unit and requested a preliminary hearing. The purpose of the hearing is to determine whether any of those individuals and if so how many, were workers for the purposes of the ACT.