25 January 2014
The African Christian Democratic
Party said the private sector employers face real challenges and has called on
government to tighten legislation to non-compliance with employment equity.
ACDP MP Cheryllyn Dudley said
government’s focus this year needs to be violent strikes and review of minimum
wages to address poverty and inequality.
Dudley said Minister
Oliphant said the top priorities for 2014 include amendments to labour
legislation, to give certainty to policy, expanding protection for vulnerable
workers and ensuring faster change in employment equity in workplaces.
“Labour laws under parliamentary
scrutiny include the Labour Relations Act and the new Employment Services Bill.
Last year employment levels reached
14 million in the third quarter and the NDP target is for 2.8-million new jobs
to be created by 2015, or total employment at 15.8-million.” Dudley
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