Johannesburg - Proposed changes to labour regulations will
not create jobs, the SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci) said on
It said labour regulations should promote job creation and
"Unfortunately, some of the proposed amendments... do
exactly the opposite, by imposing further costs on business (that wish) to
Sacci submitted its views on the proposed changes to the
Basic Conditions of Employment Act and the Labour Relations Act to the
parliamentary portfolio committee on labour.
It said the two draft laws increased uncertainty among
employers and did not give them incentives to employ more people.
The chamber was worried by the proposed equal treatment of
temporary and permanent workers after a six-month term, and the extension of
picketing rights to unrelated third parties.
"We call upon parliament... to request the department
of labour to address the problematic amendments in order to achieve greater
certainty for the business community."
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