Department of Labour campaign to strengthen employment equity implementation and compliance mechanisms moves to Free State
The Department of Labour will on Monday host a workshop in Bloemfontein in a drive to foster employment equity (EE) compliance in the workplaces.
The latest workshop forms part of a series of national roadshows that started on 11 July in Kimberley. The workshops are held annually to give a platform to stakeholders in all South Africa’s nine provinces to discuss employment equity.
The workshops, under the theme: Real transformation makes business sense – aim to create awareness on compliance with the Employment Equity Act and compliance mechanisms.
In addition to creating awareness on compliance with the Employment Equity Act, their objective is to publicise and help prepare the employers with the requirements needed to be used when submitting their online 2017 EE reports to the Department.
This year’s workshops will examine the following:
To publicise the Amended Code of Good Practice on the Preparation and Implementation of the EE plans,
To encourage employers to submit EE reports online,
To publicise the 17th CEE Annual Report and the 2016 EE Public Register, and
To represent current CCMA cases on Employment Equity Act.
The workshop will be held in Bloemfontein at President Hotel at 1 Union Avenue.
To date, workshops have been held in Kimberley, Rustenburg, Nelspruit, Thohoyandou, and Polokwane.
The next series of workshops will be held as follows: KwaZulu-Natal, Richards Bay (01 August) and Durban (02 August); Eastern Cape, East London (15 August) and Port Elizabeth (16 August); Western Cape, George (22 August) and Cape Town (24 August); Gauteng, Pretoria (05 September), Ekurhuleni (06 September), Vaal (07 September) and Ekurhuleni (08 September).
During the EE workshops the Department of Labour will also share the platform with the Commission for Conciliation Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) to share information on the status of employment equity case load.
The target audience for the workshops during the roadshows includes: human resources executives and practitioners; EE Forum members; assigned senior EE managers/transformation managers; academics and trade unions among others.
The EE national workshops will be held from 08:30-14:00.
Meanwhile, the EE Online and Manual reporting season opens on 01 September 2017.
Source: Government of South Africa