Second leg of labour laws’ road shows continue

Pretoria - The Department of Labour and the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) are planning to enter into a second round of intensive national road shows to educate stakeholders on the implications of the new amended labour laws now in force, according to SA


A session will be held in Pretoria (Tshwane) on 5 June, 2015 at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) at Meiring Naude Road, Brummeria.


May 28 th, 2015

The session will be the same as those conducted in February and March 2015.

According to role players, the purpose of the road shows is to create awareness on the amendments to the Labour Laws and to inform stakeholders and the public of the key amendments and their intentions.


The target audience consists of employer organisations, trade unions, academics, human resource practitioners and the public at large, still according to SA News.



Key labour law amendments include:


  • The Basic Conditions of Employment Amendment Act (BCEA) no 20 of 2013
  • Employment Equity Amendment Act (no 47 of 2013)
  • Labour Relations Amendment Act (no 6 of 2014)
  • Employment Services Act (no 4 of 2014).


The following aspects will be covered: broad changes on the protection of vulnerable employees earning up to the BCEA threshold of R205 433.30; regulation of temporary employment which is now limited to a period not exceeding three months; unionisation in vulnerable sectors; improving the functioning of labour market institutions such as the CCMA, bargaining and statutory councils; addressing current problems in industrial disputes and dispute resolution, enforcement and enhancing compliance and disputes concerning discrimination and issues of pay for work of equal value, according to SA News.


The session will be held from 9am to 1pm.





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