Parliament to thrash out labour laws

Parliament to thrash out labour laws

07 August 2012 – 12:58
By Troye Lund

Parliament’s labour portfolio committee is set to meet today for the first time since holding public hearings into controversial changes proposed for the country’s labour laws.

The committee’s chair Elleck Nchabeleng says he has requested additional information from groups who made submissions.
These will be part of a report the committee will receive today.
This report will give an overview of all the points and statistics argued during the hearing.
For example, business predicts that over 215 000 jobs will be lost as a direct result of the proposed change that requires all workers doing the same job to be paid the same, regardless of their experience or skill.
The other thorny issues that MPs will have to thrash out before they can ask the National Assembly to ratify them include a proposal to give all temporary workers full time benefits after six months.

Nchabeleng won’t comment on these at this stage, saying he wants to get to grips with all the issues first.


Parliament to thrash out labour laws – Newswatch – East Coast Radio.

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