Labour brokers is slavery - Cosatu
Cosatu has warned that new regulations will put a strain on the Labour Department.
JOHANNESBURG - The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) has warned new regulations, likely to be passed in Parliament on labour broking, will put strain on the Labour Department to implement regulations.
Cosatu expects amendments to the labour law that will allow brokers to contract workers for three months at a time, before they must be permanently employed or dismissed.
However, the trade union federation warns this will lead to the rotation of workers during that time, causing further exploitation.
Cosatu's Phutas Tseki says the department is already struggling to enforce regulations on labour brokers and the new amendments will only further stifle that process.
Tseki maintains the only approach should be a total ban.
"If we continue to engage the ANC, we will reach a point whereby the ANC will realise labour brokers is nothing but slavery."
The amendments are due in Parliament on Thursday afternoon and a vote is expected later in the day.