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LABOUR LEGISLATION. PRESENTATION TO SELECT COMMITTEE 02 September 2009. Labour Legislation . 1. Legislation. To give effect to and regulate the right to fair labour practices conferred by section 23(1) of the Constitution by

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LABOUR LEGISLATION

PRESENTATION TO SELECT COMMITTEE

02 September 2009


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Labour Legislation

1. Legislation

  • To give effect to and regulate the right to fair labour practices conferred by section 23(1) of the Constitution by

  • i)    i) establishing and enforcing basic conditions of employment and

  • ii)  regulating the variation of basic conditions of employment;

  • b. To give effect to obligations incurred as a member state of the International Labour Organisation.

Basic Conditions of Employment Act, 75 of 1997

Purpose: To advance economic development and social justice by fulfilling the primary objects of this Act, which are:


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2. Legislation (continued)

Employment Equity Act, 55 of 1998

Purpose: To achieve equity in the workplace, by

promoting equal opportunity and fair treatment in employment through the elimination of unfair discrimination; and

implementing affirmative action measures to redress the disadvantages in employment experienced by designated groups, to ensure their equitable representation in all occupational categories and levels in the workforce.


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3. Legislation (continued)

Labour Relations Act, 1995

Purpose: To advance economic development, social justice, labour peace and the democratisation of the workplace by fulfilling the primary objects of this Act, which are:

To give effect and regulate the fundamental rights conferred by section 27 of the Constitution,

To give effect to obligations incurred by the Republic as a member state of the International Labour Organisation


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4. Legislation (continued)

Labour Relations Act, 1995 (continued)

To provide a framework within which employees and their trade unions, employers and employers’ organisations can collectively bargain to determine matters of mutual interest and formulate industrial policy,

To promote:

Orderly collective bargaining (also at sectoral level),

Employee participation in decision-making in the workplace and

Effective resolution of labour disputes


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Labour Legislation

Labour Market Review

The Department will review several pieces of legislation to align and ensure that they respond to the challenges posed by the labour market.The Labour Market Review will look at the following legislations:

  • Basic Conditions Employment Act, and Labour Relations Act,

  • Employment Equity Act,

  • Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act,

  • Unemployment Insurance Act,

  • Skills Development Act.

  • This labour market review forms part of the Minister’s five year plan.


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Labour Legislation

LRA & BCEA

South Africa has seen a considerable growth of temporary employment services or labour brokers.

Labour brokers undermine provisions of the law dealing with:

  • Minimum wages and collective agreements,

  • Health and Safety provisions,

  • Right of workers to freedom of association; and

  • Job security.


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Labour Legislation

To address these challenges the legislative amendments will consider:

  • Addressing the problem of labour broking and to prohibit abusive practices(S23 of the Constitution provides that “Every person shall have the right to fair labour practices”;

  • Shifting the responsibility back to the main employer.

  • Possible amendments will include definitions of ‘Employer” and ‘workplace”;discrimination and organisational rights.


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Labour Legislation

Employment Equity Act

The amendments to this Act is aimed at strengthening the enforcement and compliance provisions.

The challenges are:

  • Non-compliance by employers is too high; and

  • Even if an employer has not complied with the requirements of the Act for many years, Labour inspectors are forced to secure a written undertaking, followed by a Compliance Order before referring it to the Labour Court. The same applies to the DG Review when reviewing substantive compliance.


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Labour Legislation

Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act

Legislative amendments will deal with:

  • Revenue collection model: Amendments will address corruption; audit challenges; and discourage under-reporting by employers,

  • Early return to work: To focus the approach to the employee and not the medical practitioner,

  • Integrated approach to rehabilitation to work: This will ensure that all stakeholders responsible for the treatment of the patient work together including skills development.


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Labour Legislation

Unemployment Insurance Act

Legislative amendments will address the following:

  • Inclusion of Public Service Workers and their Employer,

  • Increase credit days from 238 to 360,

  • Delete section 14a to include recipients of benefits from COIDA and other Unemployment schemes,

  • Inclusion of Appeals Bodies in determining just/good cause for late applications,

  • Increase Income Replacement Rate from 38-60% to 45-65%,

  • Benefit Schedule should be taken out of the Act into regulations,

  • Monthly Declarations by employers.


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Labour Legislation

Skills Development Act

Legislative amendments will deal with:

  • Employment Services legislation,

  • Establishment of the QCTO,

  • Manpower Training Act Section 28 and 13 Provisions,

  • Productivity SA establishment.


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Labour Legislation

Thank you.