We continue to put the spotlight on the burning labour issues in South Africa.
Last week we put the spotlight on the burning labour issues in South Africa and this morning we continue the discussion. Government is currently considering changes to South Africa's labour laws. Labour analysts and trade unions say they are concerned about the government's intention to amend the Labour Relations Act, the Basic Conditions of Employment Act and the implementation of the National Minimum Wage Bill. The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) says the changes will be an attack on the working class as they could limit their right to strike. Meanwhile, Carin Runciman, a Senior Reseacher at the Centre for Social Change, says if these proposed amendments become law it will be a significant defeat for workers. She adds that the details about the country's much-heralded national minimum wage show that, in practice, it may be unenforceable.