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Road show on new labour laws kicks off

The Department of Labour and the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) will today kick off with their road show to educate the public about amended labour laws...

Road show on new labour laws kicks offThe road show is aimed at employer organisations, trade unions, academics, human resource practitioners and the public, they aim to create awareness of the amendments to the labour law.

They also aim to inform the public of the main amendments and their intentions.

According to the Department of Labour spokesperson Mokgadi Pela, the Acts in the spotlight include the Basic Conditions of Employment Amendment Act (BCEA), Employment Equity Amendment Act, Labour Relations Amendment Act and the Employment Services Act.

"The brief of the presentations during the national road shows will focus on aspects such as broad changes on the protection of employees earning up to the BCEA threshold of R205,433,30 and the regulation of temporary employment which is now limited to a period not exceeding three months," said Pela on Monday.

The presentations will also focus on the 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; disputes concerning discrimination and issues of pay for work of equal value.

The national labour law amendments road shows will begin today in Cape Town, at the Fountains Hotel, then move to the Protea Hotel Big Hole West Circular Road in Kimberley on Tuesday; on Wednesday they will be held at President Hotel, 1 Union Avenue in Bloemfontein. On Friday, they will be at the Sandton Convention Centre.

The road show will end on 6 March 2015 in Pretoria.

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