Cosatu signed manifesto, says ANC

2012-03-13 21:12

Johannesburg - The Congress of the SA Trade Unions signed the ANC's 2009 election manifesto which called for labour brokers to be regulated, ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe said on Tuesday.

The election manifesto stated that the ANC government would introduce laws to regulate contract work, subcontracting and outsourcing, to address the problem of labour broking, Mantashe said in a statement.

"This ANC 2009 election manifesto was signed by all alliance partners, including Cosatu."

Last week the trade union federation held a nationwide protest for the scrapping of e-tolls and labour brokers.

The ANC would meet Cosatu on March 26 to discuss the issue, as well as the e-tolling system in Gauteng, said Mantashe.

Cosatu's protest against labour brokers and e-tolling was discussed at the African National Congress' national working committee meeting on Sunday.

"The [labour relations amendment bill] deals with the protection of vulnerable workers in all categories, including casual workers, contractors, subcontractors and labour brokers, and all distortions in the labour space, amongst others," Mantashe said.

"The strengthening of the generic definition of the employer, does address the issue of labour brokers, in that way, it really addresses the policy."

  • Makatikamusona - 2012-03-13 21:28

    I just think it would have been better to address this matter with COSATU itself before going out in public, or news24 just read between the lines as always and nothing was ever said

  • Born - 2012-03-13 21:32

    just like polokwane resolutions,i think COSATU signed blank cheque!!!!!!!!

  • Piet - 2012-03-13 21:39

    Labour broking is already regulated idiots! By the cANCers own laws. They just do not know how to enforce them!

  • Blip - 2012-03-13 22:18

    Sign it today, break the deal tomorrow. That's what you expect from the ANC, not so?

  • Tony - 2012-03-14 06:25

    Like two dogs fighting over a bone .... Maybe they should lie back, lick their nuts and calm down..... No wait, the licking portion is their supporters job.

  • NrGx - 2012-03-14 08:00

    Everything must be 'regulated" in the anc's eyes. I say, regulate the anc, or ban the anc. If the public were to sign such a petition would they enforce.... of course not, so why enforce things the public dont want?? The answer is simple. the anc believe they know better and are above every person and in the country. Lest we forget what the anc stems from....TERRORISM!

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