Labour to host Employment Equity workshops

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The Department of Labour is expected to host two workshops to advocate employment equity (EE) compliance in the Eastern Cape to create awareness of the Employment Equity Act, and help prepare employers for the requirements needed when submitting their online 2017 EE reports to the department.

Held under the theme ‘Real transformation makes business sense’, the first will be on 15 August 2017 in East London at the International Convention Centre, and on 16 August 2017 in Port Elizabeth at Pine Lodge Hotel in Summerstrand.

The agenda will include the Amended Code of Good Practice on the Preparation and Implementation of the EE plans; encouraging employers to submit EE reports online; publicising the 17th CEE Annual Report and the 2016 EE Public Register and presenting current CCMA cases on Employment Equity Act.

The national annual workshops started on 11 July in Kimberley, targeting mainly municipalities, specifically human resources executives and practitioners, EE Forum members, assigned senior EE managers/transformation managers, academics and trade unions among others.

The Commission for Conciliation Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) has partnered with the Department to share information on the status of employment equity case study.

The EE workshops start at 8.30am and end at 2pm. The EE Online and Manual reporting season opens on 1 September 2017. – SAnews.gov.za

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