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Public submissions call for law review

December 25
12:00 2010

Written By : LOSALINI RASOQOSOQO. Government is now inviting submissions from interested organisations and individuals to monitor and review the new Employment Relations Promulgation.
Minister for Labour, Industrial Relations and Employment Filipe Bole said the historic Employment Relations Promulgation 2007 (ERP) and its subsidiary legislations were successfully developed, enacted and implemented.
“I wish to acknowledge the significant contributions from the tripartite social partners including other stakeholders and relevant agencies that resulted in the successful development, enactment and implementation of the historic ERP and its subsidiary legislations,” Mr Bole said.
“However, as part of the normal monitoring and reviewing of reformed legislations such as ERP, government is now inviting submissions from interested organisations and individuals on how best to improve the application of the provisions of the new law where appropriate.”
Mr Bole said the intent of this exercise was to ensure that all ‘teething’ problems of the law are ‘ironed out’ to better achieve the policy reform objectives.
“At this stage, a tripartite advisory committee under the Employment Relations Advisory Board (ERAB) comprising government, employer representatives have been undertaking the short-term review of the ERP since the commissioning of the various labour market institutions in 2009,” he said.
“Submissions from relevant stakeholders and the general public are encouraged in view of the wider implications of the ERP.
“It is also for the need to ensure that the Labour Reform policy objectives and social justice are actually achieved in the context of the desired outcomes of the Peoples Charter for Change, Peace and Progress,” he said.

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