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Labour Law Amendments Are Devastating!

Posted By APSO, 01 June 2015
Updated: 29 May 2015

Labour Law Amendments Are Devastating!

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The newly amended Labour Relations Act (effective since 1 January 2015) are having  devastating impact not only on the national recruitment and staffing industry but also on the national country’s unemployment rate – which the act itself seeks to relive – if they continue to be interpreted by some stakeholders in a narrow light.

Amendments cause uncertainty

The amendments to the act have caused uncertainty in the market and has been highlighted as likely to cost the country 254 000 jobs. The interpretation of and uncertainty surrounding these amendments has already resulted in the folding of a number of small to medium sized recruitment companies – a number of which are Black-owned – and as a result, goes against government’s intention to support and grow Black business.

In compliance with the Labour Relations Amendments Act, No 6 of 2014 (LRAA) -  which aims to streamline the country’s labour environment and protect vulnerable workers – South African businesses are required to adjust the way in which they have traditionally employed and managed staff in their organisations.

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LRA 'may have devastating jobs impact' - Cape Times, Career Times

Posted By APSO, 29 April 2015

LRA 'may have devastating jobs impact' - Cape Times, Career Times
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THE recently amended Labour Relations Act (effective from January 2015) will have a devastating impact, not only on the national recruitment and staffing industry but also on the economy and the country's unemployment rate – which the act seeks to relieve- if it continues to be interpreted by some stakeholders in a narrow light. This is according to KC Makhubele, vice president of the Federation of African Professional Staffing Organisations (APSO), quoted in a recent Business Day article. He said the amendments to the act had caused uncertainty in the market and had been highlighted as likely to cost the country 254 000 jobs. He said: "The interpretation of and uncertainty surrounding these amendments has already resulted in the folding of a number of small to medium recruitment companies- a number of which are black owned-and as a result goes against the government's intention to support and grow black business." Makhubele said this major impact on the already strained job market had been revealed in APSO's interaction with its over 800 members.


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Tags:  APSO  Cape Times  Career Times  Job loss  Legislation  LRA  Press Release 

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