Min­is­ter ex­presses EE dodg­ing con­cern

Afro Voice (Western Cape) - - Politics -

MIN­IS­TER of Labour Mil­dred Oliphant has ex­pressed con­cern that a few com­pa­nies are evad­ing im­ple­ment­ing their own Em­ploy­ment Eq­uity Plans.

“It is dis­turb­ing to note that there are still des­ig­nated em­ploy­ers who would rather bud­get for fines and penal­ties than em­brac­ing trans­for­ma­tion in the world of work,” Oliphant said.

Ad­dress­ing a me­dia brief­ing on Thurs­day, she said the coun­try is not mak­ing much progress in trans­for­ma­tion in the workplace.

“The Em­ploy­ment Eq­uity Act is vol­un­tary in its char­ac­ter and in­tro­duces the self-reg­u­la­tory mode of do­ing things. It is the des­ig­nated em­ploy­ers who de­velop their Em­ploy­ment Eq­uity Plans and set their own targets,” Oliphant said.

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