Our labour laws need a fundamental working over
YOUR article in the edition of Business Report of June 2, “Unemployment rate highest since 2003”, refers.
Obviously this speaks very loudly about the failure of our current government. We cannot even see the light at the end of the tunnel.
In fact it has been ventured by most of the economists that we can expect more of the same.
Clearly, our Minister of Labour has a lot to answer for, but it would be unfair to blame her entirely.
The rest of the ministries have created a situation in South Africa today where it is almost impossible to turn the situation around.
What one needs is a complete rejig of our employment regulations and a careful look at our economy.
I venture to state that our current government, which is bogged down by Cosatu, will never be able to introduce the necessary measures that are necessary to create new jobs.
The nine-and-a-half million people that are unemployed and those who will be looking for jobs in the near future need to understand that their only hope is for a complete and utter change to the system.
Unfortunately, people need to suffer the consequences of our negative labour legislation and regulations until 2019.