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DA, Cope join forces over job brokers

By Nkululeko Ncana | Oct 02, 2009 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

THE DA and Cope said in Parliament yesterday that banning labour brokers would put at least 500000 people out of work.

In their first joint press conference to present a position paper on reforming the industry, the parties said the move would have a devastating effect on the economy.

Instead, the parties said, self-regulation with industry peers was required and would involve, among other things:

l Mandatory registration for all practitioners;

l The establishment of an institute or self-regulatory board that would enforce norms and standards;

l A code of conduct enforced by the board itself - resulting in those doing honest business to push out brokers who exploit workers; and,

l Annual consideration of profit margins and incentives to promote job creation.

The parties said the industry generates more than R23billion a year.


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