ATC180807: Report of the Select Committee on Economic and Business Development on the Basic Conditions of Employment Amendment Bill [B 30B - 2017] (s75), dated 7 August 2018
Report of the Select Committee on Economic and Business Development on the Basic Conditions of Employment Amendment Bill [B 30B - 2017] (s75), dated 7 August 2018.
The Select Committee on Economic and Business Development, having considered the Basic Conditions of Employment Amendment Bill [B 30B - 2017] (s75), referred to it, reports that it has agreed to the Bill without amendments.
Process followed by the Committee
The Basic Conditions of Employment Amendment Bill (“the Bill”) was referred to the Select Committee on Economic and Business Development on 29 May 2018 by the National Assembly.
In anticipation of the transmission of the Bill from the National Assembly, the Committee invited the Department of Labour to brief it on 20 February 2018. The Committee, acting in accordance with its constitutional obligation to facilitate public participation, invited interested parties to submit comments on the Bill.
The Committee advertised the Bill on 01 June 2018 inviting all interested stakeholders to submit written submissions, and to indicate whether they would like to make an oral submission to the committee.
The Committee received 10 submissions prior to the closing date as well as two additional submissions after the closing date. All of the submissions were considered and all submitters were invited to make oral submissions. 10 submitters availed themselves and 2 declined.
On 27 June 2018 the Department of Labour responded to the submissions received and responded to questions by Members in respect thereof.
On 7 August 2018 the Committee deliberated on the content of the Bill and considered the issues raised in the public participation period and the Department’s response thereto.
Having considered the matter, the Committee agrees to adopt the Bill without any amendments.
The DA objects to the Bill and noted it is concerned that the extension of jurisdiction afforded to the Department of Labour’s Inspection and Enforcement Unit will result in practical difficulties, as they do not have the necessary resources and capacity to perform the additional functions.
Report to be considered.
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