Cosatu 'part of labour broker decision'

2012-03-16 13:11

Port Elizabeth - The Congress of SA Trade Unions was involved in adopting the decision to regulate labour brokers, President Jacob Zuma said on Friday.

The tripartite alliance had been involved in discussions about the Labour Relations Amendment Act which included dealing with problems arising from labour brokers, Zuma told The New Age and SABC business breakfast in Port Elizabeth.

"The ruling party's 2009 manifesto, was jointly adopted and launched by the alliance - the ANC, Cosatu and the SA Communist Party," he said.

Recently Cosatu - joined by a number of other organisations - took part in a nationwide strike demanding that government ban and not regulate labour brokers.

Quoting the manifesto, Zuma said it was agreed that the ANC government would: "In order to avoid exploitation of workers and ensure decent work for all workers as well as to protect the employment relationship, introduce laws to regulate contract work, subcontracting and out-sourcing, address the problem of labour broking and prohibit certain abusive practices."

Earlier this week ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe also pointed out Cosatu's contribution to the manifesto.

  • dewald.galjaard - 2012-03-16 13:40

    We need to make a change. All South Africans have to stand together. COSATU, DA, FF, Black and white. Stop complaining and do something.

  • Ashwin - 2012-03-16 13:52

    Once again, Cosatu with mixed message to its followers. Why call for a banning if they have already signed the manifesto?

  • phinda.buthelezi - 2012-03-16 13:52

    well if something dont work, then you scrape it. The regulation still of this crap still keeps the poor in slavery. Now Cosatu and S. Africa call to end it. Labour brokers have been greedy and selfish. Now they must cease to exist. Phansi with Labour Brokers Phansi. Free teh working class.

      Sharon - 2012-03-16 14:39


  • Jeffrey - 2012-03-16 14:11

    Very stupid to say pres, when we need changes, we do not discuss who was there when we adopt laws. when GOD decided to destroy mankind,he never said we discussed and was there. He saw it fit to carry the mandate. please Zume learn from different sources.

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