Minister expresses EE dodging concern
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.