The Department of Labour supported a private members’ bill submitted by the DA that would make unions legally liable when their members looted and damaged property during a strike, Ian Ollis, the party’s spokesman on labour, said yesterday.
He said that during a briefing to the portfolio committee on labour about the passage of the four controversial labour amendment bills through Nedlac, the negotiating chamber for the government, labour and business, the department revealed that it had inserted similar amendments to the DA’s position on strike violence.
However, Labour Department spokesman Page Boikanyo refused to comment, saying the bills were currently before the government’s social partners at Nedlac.
Ollis said the move by the department was a de facto endorsement of a core DA labour policy proposal, and a hugely positive development
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