EFF vows to ensure casual workers are not exploited

The EFF has promised to keep tabs on some of the country's big retailers.

The EFF's Floyd Shivambu and Mbuyiseni Ndlozi share a laugh during the 2015 SONA debate in Parliament on 17 February 2015. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has promised to keep tabs on some of the country's big retailers to ensure casual workers are not exploited.

Party leader, Julius Malema raised the plight of temporary workers during debate on the president's State of the Nation Address last week.

In his response yesterday, President Jacob Zuma said changes to labour law limits the use of temporary work contracts.

Zuma says contracts for temporary workers cannot exceed three months.

"Honourable Malema raised concerns about workers who are unemployed as temporary workers for more than 10 or 20 years."

The EFF's Mbuyiseni Ndlozi says his party will be checking on retailers to make sure they comply.

"We'll be visiting Woolworths, Shoprite and many other retail stores."

The labour department kicked off a roadshow this week to educate people about the changes to the country's labour laws.