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Department of Labour hosts employment equity (EE) workshops in Western Cape

by lloyd last modified 2016-09-12 14:09

9 September 2016

Department of Labour’s Employment Equity (EE) Directorate will next Monday and Tuesday host two workshops in the Western Cape to interact with stakeholders on strategies to strengthen employment equity implementation and compliance in the workplace.

The workshops, aimed at creating awareness on compliance with the Employment Equity legislation will be held on 12 September at the Protea Hotel in George at the King George Drive, and on 13 September 2016 at the Ratanga Junction Cape Theme Park in Cape Town.

The objectives of the stakeholder workshops is to:

·          To publicise the department’s Code of Good Practice on Employment of Persons with Disabilities;

·          To gather public comment on the Draft Amended Code of Good Practice on the Preparation of EE Plans

·          To publicise the 2016 EE Online Reporting

·          To publicise the 16th Annual Report and the 2015 EE Public Register

·          To present current Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) cases on Equal Pay for Work of Equal Value

The workshops are held under the theme: “Transformation - makes business sense”.

The Department of Labour started the EE roadshows last month in Mbombela (Nelspruit), and more workshops have since been held in Rustenburg in North West; Kimberley in Northern Cape; Polokwane in Limpopo; Bloemfontein in Free State; Pietermaritzburg and Durban in KwaZulu-Natal; this week in East London and Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape.

Two more workshops will be held in Gauteng Province on 19 September 2016 at the Southern Sun Pretoria at corner Steve Biko and Stanza Bopape Streets in Arcadia - and on 20 September 2016 at the Birchwood Hotel in Boksburg, at 14 View Point Road.

The EE workshops are open to human resource executives and practitioners; assigned senior EE managers/transformation managers; EE Forum members; academics; trade unions and employees.

Employers (companies, government departments, non-governmental organisations, academic institutions etc.) are as per the EE Act obliged to submit annually to the Department of Labour their employment equity reports in regard to demographic profiles, gender representation and EE plans on how to address discrimination and inequality in the workplace.

The EE national roadshows are held from 09:00-14:00.

Meanwhile, the EE Online and Manual reporting season opened on 01 September 2016. The manual reporting season closes on 03 October 2016, while the online reporting season closes 15 January 2017.

Issued by: Mokgadi Pela

Acting Departmental Spokesperson

082 808 2168

Mokgadi.Pela@labour.gov.za<mailto:Mokgadi.Pela@labour.gov.za>


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