On Friday, and Saturday 18 to 19 May 2018 respectively, the three major Federations in KwaZulu-Natal, COSATU, FEDUSA and NACTU will hold the annual Workers’ Parliament at Makhasa Sports and Recreation Centre, KwaMduku in Hluhluwe. Workers’ Parliament is one of the Legislature’s public participation programmes, which allows the Legislature to involve the working class sector in matters of governance in the province. According to the Federations these matters for discussions will include, challenges in accessing CCMA, the Department of Home Affairs, difficulties and challenges posed by Game Reserves for workers and communities in uMkhanyakude District and these are just a few areas of discussions to feature when various Commissions deliberate on the first day of the sitting of the sitting the Parliament Workers’ Parliament on 18 May.
On the second day, 19 May, intense discussions on the implementation of the National Minimum Wage, (which the Federations claim will engage on in honour of the struggle icons, Nelson Mandela and Mama Albertina Sisulu) will take place under the watchful eye of the Speaker of the day. These discussions will lead to the adoption of resolutions that will be forwarded to relevant Committees of the Legislature for further consideration and processing. A debate will also be held in the Chamber by Political parties when the relevant Committee presents the Workers’ Parliament report to the Legislature. For further processing and implementation of the workers’ resolutions, Members of the Executive Council will receive the report and relevant departments are expected to implement and provide progress report on such implementation to the Legislature. The progress report on implementation of this year’s resolutions will again be tabled in the next year’s Workers’ Parliament in a feedback session to the workers by the Executive. The theme to guide the discussions for this year’s Workers Parliament is: “ Implement the National Minimum Wage, in honour of the Centenary of our Struggle Icons, as we build ethical governance and stimulating economic growth”.
Media is invited to take in both the Commissions and the actual sitting on both days.
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