Johannesburg - The Congress of SA Trade Unions was involved
in adopting the decision to regulate labour brokers, President Jacob Zuma said
The tripartite alliance had been involved in discussions
about the Labour Relations Amendment Act which included dealing with problems
arising from labour brokers, Zuma told The New Age and SABC business breakfast
in Port Elizabeth.
"The ruling party's 2009 manifesto was jointly adopted
and launched by the alliance - the ANC, Cosatu and the SA Communist
Party," he said.
Recently Cosatu - joined by a number of other organisations
- took part in a nationwide strike demanding that government ban and not regulate
Quoting the manifesto, Zuma said it was agreed that the ANC
government would: "In order to avoid exploitation of workers and ensure
decent work for all workers as well as to protect the employment relationship,
introduce laws to regulate contract work, subcontracting and outsourcing,
address the problem of labour broking and prohibit certain abusive
Earlier this week ANC secretary general Gwede Manthashe also
pointed out Cosatu's contribution to the manifesto.