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It’s all systems go as Labour Minister Oliphant interacts with Domestic Workers in the E. Cape on Sunday

by lloyd last modified 2014-04-04 14:36

04 April 2014

Labour Minister, Honourable Mildred Oliphant is inviting Domestic Workers to an Imbizo, part of a consultative forum to address the plight of  vulnerable workers in South Africa.

Oliphant will use the Imbizo to interact with workers on matters of working conditions; general rights of workers; effects of legislation on the workers and the improvement of Unemployment Insurance Fund benefits to beneficiaries, the extension of the Compensation of Injuries and Disabilities Act, and pension benefits.

The Imbizo will be held on (Sunday) 06-April-2014 at Mdantsane’s NU 10 Stadium. It will be held from 10:00am to 14:00.

Department of Labour (DoL) Chief Director: Provincial Operations, Bheki Gama speaking ahead of the Imbizo, said the gathering had come at the right time when South Africa had just amended a raft of labour legislations and the Imbizo would provide a platform to explain the implication of these labour laws.

Gama said the Imbizo was not only restricted to Domestic Workers, but was also extended to other workers, especially the vulnerable. Gama said there would be other government agencies and departments that will be represented during the Imbizo such as: Home Affairs, Sassa, Social Development. He said there would also be representatives from the provincial government and local government at the Imbizo.

In terms of the Sectoral Determination that governs the working conditions of employment in the sector the Domestic Workers’ sector includes: people working in private household; independent contractors who are doing contract work; people employed by employment services; a person doing gardening in a private home, people who look after children, sick or old people and people with disabilities in a private home and a person driving for a household amongst others.

Labour Minister Oliphant will deliver a keynote address at the Imbizo. She will share a platform with Economic Development Deputy Minister Hlengiwe Mkhize; Department of Tourism Deputy Minister T. Xaba; and Eastern Cape Health MEC Mr S. Gqobana.

The Mdantsane Imbizo follows successful similar events to interact with Domestic Workers at Mandela Park Stadium in Khayelitsha, Western Cape and another held in Durban’s (Ethekwini) City Hall.

Media is invited to attend the Imbizo.

For Media confirmations contact: Franco Mabuya - 079 896 7647.

Issued by: Mokgadi Pela

Director of Media Liaison, Advertising and Marketing

082 808 2168


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Musa Zondi

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