COSATU welcomes President Ramaphosa’s signing of the Employment Equity Amendment Bill into law
13 April 2023
The Congress of South African Trade Unions welcomes President Ramaphosa’s signing of the Employment Equity Amendment Act into law.
The Employment Equity Amendment (EEA) Act provides badly 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 to provide confirmation in their EE Annual Reports that they have paid all their workers at or above the National Minimum Wage;
Expanding the definition of disabilities to include intellectual and sensory impairments, a long overdue correction;