The Congress of South African Trade Unions in KwaZulu Natal is looking forward to the Workers Parliament being convened together with KZN Provincial Legislature, under the theme ldquoAance Workers’ Struggle in Addressing Inequality, Creating Employment and Aancing Vulnerable Workers’ Rightsrdquo, to commence on 21 May 2015.
Noting a number of challenges facing workers in our Province, varying from poor wages, poor conditions of service, long term temps etc. COSATU commit itself to a different way of doing things, a business unusual kind of Workers Parliament.
A more effective and vibrant Workers Parliament, that will provide a platform for workers to thoroughly engage and clarify our demands on National Minimum Wage.
To also engage on a roll-out plan for the implementation of the New Amendments on the Labour Relations Act, Section 198 that prohibits the abuse of temporary workers for more than three (3) months.
As part of the Workers Parliament we should engage on how best we can contribute in ensuring sustainable and quality jobs in the Province, and role expected from employers to boost job creation.
We think this is one of the number of ways as a Trade Union Movement we can improve the conditions of our members in the vulnerable sectors of our employment.
We are excited that Labour and the Legislature have committed to make our Workers Parliament to be more engaging and practical on issues affecting our workers.
As we go to Amajuba in Newcastle, we hope people and workers in that area and the whole Province will feel the deference.
Issued by COSATU KwaZulu Natal – Provincial Secretary
Source : Congress of South African Trade Unions