COSATU welcomes parliament’s approval of the Employment Equity Amendment Bill
18 May 2022
The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) welcomes parliament’s approval of the Employment Equity Amendment Bill today.
The Employment Equity Amendment (EEA) Bill provides much needed interventions to strengthen government’s ability to hold employers accountable for their role and failures to adhere to the Employment Equity Act. Key progressive provisions in the Bill include:
- Requiring employers in their EE Annual Reports to provide confirmation that they have paid all their workers at or above the National Minimum Wage.
- Expanding the definition of disability to include intellectual and sensory-which is a long overdue correction.