Nedlac strategic session with Minister Rob Davies – 22 September 2014

Nedlac social partners from the Trade and Industry Chamber met with Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies to discuss various aspects of trade and industrial policy – including Ipap, Apap, beneficiation and trade challenges.

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ED Input at 2014 Annual Summit – Working together to Promote Inclusive Growth

Deputy President Rampahosa, Ministers & Deputy Ministers, Directors General, Leaders of Organised Labour, Organised Business & the Community, members of the diplomatic corps, guests & media who have joined & Compatriots.

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Press release – Statement on the crisis in the Platinum Industry

Nedlac, like the rest of the country,
has been closely monitoring the crisis
in the platinum industry and the latest
breakdown in negotiations with
deep concern.

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LABOUR RELATIONS INDABA
STRENGTHENING SOCIAL DIALOGUE: TOWARDS TRANSFORMATION OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN LABOUR RELATIONS ENVIRONMENT

3 November 2014
Nedlac will convene the Labour Relations Indaba on 4 November 2014. The Indaba arises from the State of the Nation Address in June 2014 when the President urged the social partners to address the state of the labour relations environment and in particular to explore issues such as wage inequality and the length and violence recent strikes. The Indaba is convened under the auspices the auspices of Nedlac and will be chaired by the Deputy President.

The Indaba is the beginning of a comprehensive process of engagement to address the underlying challenges in the South African Market guided by the broad theme :
STRENGTHENING SOCIAL DIALOGUE: TOWARDS TRANSFORMATION OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN LABOUR RELATIONS ENVIRONMENT

The Indaba will focus on the following two thematic areas.
– Promoting employment and labour market stability, including the right to strike, protracted strikes;
violence, collective bargaining and the role of the State; employment, vulnerability and social protection
– Towards addressing wage inequality – engaging on a national minimum wage

Given the breadth and complexity of these issues it is recognised that the Indaba will be the launch pad for further engagements. Out of this event a process will be crafted with clear time-lines and terms of reference, and which will be undertaken through Nedlac.

A Committee of Principles has been established, to guide the work arising out of the Indaba. This Committee comprises representatives of each of the social partners and will be chaired by the Deputy President.
The media is invited to attend the opening remarks by the Deputy President which will set the scene for the Indaba. The deliberations after that will be closed to the media. There will be a press conference at 16h00 where the Declaration will be presented and questions can be addressed to the Committee of Principals.