Harsher penalties for non-compliant employers

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Pretoria – Cabinet has welcomed the announcement by the Minister of Labour Mildred Oliphant that her department is considering adopting harsher measures for non-compliance with labour regulations.

The release of the 17th Commission for Employment Equity Report by the Minster this week shows the stubbornly slow pace of transformation in various workplaces in the South African labour market.

“The report demonstrates that we are still far from achieving a workforce that is truly representative of our nation.

“African people, women and people with disabilities remain severely underrepresented in all aspects of the Employment Equity,” Cabinet said.

Cabinet said given the urgent need to transform the economy and ensure inclusive growth, this is simply not good enough. 

The report showed that white people occupied 68% of the country’s top management positions in the public and private sectors, six times the group’s economically active population. Africans made up only 14.4% of top management. – SAnews.gov.za

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