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ANC statement on Labour Brokers

27 May 2009

The African National Congress (ANC) has noted that divergent views have recently been expressed within the Alliance on the future of labour brokers. As part of enriching a robust debate on this, the ANC respects other opinions on the matter.

In line with its 2009 Election Manifesto, the ANC would like to set the record straight on its position regarding labour brokers. In order to avoid exploitation of workers, ensuring decent work for all workers as well as protecting employment relationship, the ANC Government will introduce laws to regulate contract work, subcontracting and outsourcing, address the problem of labour broking and prohibit certain abusive practices.

To cover vulnerable workers in different legal relationships, ensuring the right to permanent employment for affected workers, the Manifesto further states that provisions will be introduced to facilitate unionisation of workers and conclusion of sectoral collective agreements.

The ANC is committed to redressing past exploitative practices at workplace and would like to see the creation of decent work and sustainable livelihoods taking root in all sectors of the South African economy.

Issued by:
Jessie Duarte
National Spokesperson

Brian Sokutu 071 671 6899
Ishmael Mnisi 082 333 5550