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Department of Labour winds employment equity (EE) workshops in Gauteng

by lloyd last modified 2016-09-16 14:47

16-September-2016

The Department of Labour’s Employment Equity (EE) Directorate will on Monday and Tuesday host the last two workshops in the Gauteng Province to interact with stakeholders on strategies to strengthen employment equity implementation and compliance in the workplaces.

The workshops, aimed at creating awareness on compliance with the Employment Equity legislation will be held on 19 September at the Southern Sun Pretoria at corner Steve Biko and Stanza Bopape Streets, and on 20 September 2016 at the Birchwood Hotel, 14 View Point Road in Boksburg.

The objectives of the stakeholder workshops is:

·          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 on 15 August 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; East London and Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape; George and Cape Town in the Western Cape.

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

Issued by: Mokgadi Pela

Acting Departmental Spokesperson

082 808 2168


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