The National Assembly has adopted the Labour Relations Amendment Bill in Parliament on Tuesday, 20th August 2013. It was passed with 248 votes to 81, after two years before Parliament. It must now serve before the Council of Provinces.
Amendments to the Labour Relations Act will enhance the protection of workers and should help to avoid exploitative practices and to ensure decent work for all workers, Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant said on Wednesday. The Minister however declined to make any reference to the impact this would have on employers.