Comment: Employment Equity Amendment Bill & Employment Services BillCall for comments opened 08 April 2013 Share this page:
The Portfolio Committee on Labour invites, interested people and stakeholders to submit written comments on the Employment Equity Amendment Billand theEmployment Services Bill
The Employment Equity Amendment Bill seeks to:
▪ to amend the Employment Equity Act, 1998 (Act No. 55 of 1998), so as to give effect to and regulate the fundamental rights conferred by section 9 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 (the Constitution);
▪ to give effect to obligations incurred by the Republic as a member state of the International Labour Organisation; to enhance the effectiveness of primary labour market institutions such as the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (the CCMA) and the labour inspectorate;
▪ to make further provision regarding the evidentiary burden of proof in allegations of unfair discrimination;
▪ to further regulate the Issuing of compliance orders; to extend the Minister's power to Issue a code of good practice and to delegate certain powers; and to rectify anomalies and clarify uncertainties that have arisen from the Interpretation and application of the Employment Equity Act in the past decade.
The Employment Service Bill seeks to:
▪ to repeal all the employment services provisions contained in the Skills Development Act, 1998 (No 97 of 1998), as well as those provisions establishing Productivity South Africa.
▪ to provide for the establishment of schemes to promote the employment of young work seekers and other vulnerable persons; to facilitate the employment of foreign nationals in a manner that gives effect to the right to fair labour practices and does not Impact adversely on existing labour standards or the rights and expectations of South African workers;
▪ to provide for the registration and regulation of private employment agencies; to provide for the establishment of the Employment Services Board; to provide for the establishment of Productivity South Africa;
▪ to provide for the establishment of Protected Employment Enterprises; and to provide for transitional provisions.
All interested individuals and organisations are invited to submit written submissions on or before Friday 14 December 2012 to Mr Zolani Sakasa at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, please contact Committee Secretary, Mr Zolani Sakasa at (021) 403 3735 or cell 083 709 8488.
The bills are also available here: www.pmg.org.za/bill