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North West hosts Department of Labour worker briefing sessions on NMW and amendments to the BCEA and LRA

by lloyd last modified 2018-01-24 14:12

24 January 2018

Two North West Province Cities will this week play host to the Department of Labour’s national series on worker engagement/briefing sessions on the implementation of the national minimum wage (NMW) and amendments to labour legislation.

The first briefing session will be on 25 January at the Protea Hotel at Barend and Margaretta Prinsloo streets in Klerksdorp. This will be followed by another briefing session on 26 January at Orion Hotel, 1 Donkerhoek Road in Rustenburg.

The worker briefing sessions are held to engage workers on the implementation of NMW.  The briefing sessions are also intended to educate the workers on the implications of proposed amendments to the Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA), the Labour Relations Act (LRA), the coming into effect of the Accord on Collective Bargaining and Industrial Action and the Code of Good Practice on Collective Bargaining, Industrial Action and Picketing.

The worker engagement/briefing sessions started on 9 November 2017 in Johannesburg. The briefing sessions are targeting all sectors of the economy. Further briefing sessions have been held in Pretoria, Cape Town, George, Pietermaritzburg, Richards Bay, Durban, Tzaneen, Polokwane, Mbombela and Emalahleni.

The National minimum wage is set for implementation from 1 May 2018. The agreed national minimum wage at NEDLAC is pegged at R20 an hour for major sectors, with the exception of sectors such as farm workers, domestic workers and expanded public works programme workers. .

The next briefing sessions are lined up as follows: Bloemfontein (01 February), Welkom (02 February), Umtata (07 February), East London (08 February), Port Elizabeth (09 February), Upington (15 February), and culminating in Kimberley on (16 February).

The briefing sessions on NMW and amendments to labour laws are held from 10-13:00.

 

Issued by:

 

Teboho Thejane

Departmental Spokesperson

082 697 0694


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