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Zuma vows clampdown on job agencies, temporary work

Feb 12 2015 21:26

Cape Town - The year 2015 will see further improvements in labour legislation to further promote worker rights, President Jacob Zuma said on Thursday.

In his State of the Nation address he said the labour department will review the sectoral determinations of agriculture, forestry, private security, wholesale and retail sectors.

"We expect the finalisation of the Employment Services Act of 2014 which formally establishes a public employment service.

"The legislation also formally regulates the practices of private employment agencies and temporary employment services, to prevent the abuse of unsuspecting work seekers," he said.

Zuma also said the Unemployment Insurance Act of 2001 will be amended to improve benefits to beneficiaries and include public servants in the application of the Act.

jacob  |  state of the nation 2015


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