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Free State Labour Department leads Workers May Month Campaign

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The Labour Department has announced that the Free State provincial office is set to lead the Workers May Month Campaign, which is to ensure that workers’ rights are not infringed upon.

The Department of Employment and Labour took to Twitter on Monday, 3 May 2021, to announce that the Free State provincial office is set to lead the Workers May Month Campaign. The campaign was launched in light of May being workers’ month. Moreover, the Labour Department has announced that for this month, it will focus on ensuring that employers do not infringe upon on workers’ rights.

Hence, in a subsequent post on the thread, the department stated, “The objective of this campaign is to inform, advise and educate employers, employees, community, role-players and stakeholders on the provisions of the amended National Minimum Wage, Basic Conditions of Employment Act, Employment Equity Act, Unemployment Insurance Act, Unemployment Insurance Contributions Act, Public Employment Services Act, Compensations for Occupational Injuries & Diseases Act and Occupational Health and Safety Act.”

In forging ahead with the campaign, the department will enlist inspectors to conduct site visits at various places of employment to convey the message. The campaign will take place throughout the month and each provincial office will launch similar campaigns.

See the post below.

Sabelo Makhubo
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