SOUTH AFRICA TO CONVENE PRESIDENTIAL WORKING GROUP ON LABOUR

The South African Presidential Working Group on Labour is expected to meet Tuesday to discuss matters relating to the economy, as well as other socio-economic issues.

The meeting, which will be chaired by President Jacob Zuma, will be attended by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, Cabinet Ministers from the Economic Cluster of the Cabinet and the leadership of the Cosatu, Fedusa and Nactu labour union federations.

“The meeting is scheduled to reflect on the work being done by Government, Business and Labour to re-ignite growth so that jobs can be saved and created in the country, given the difficult economic climate and other issues of interest to labour and government,” according to a statement from the Presidency.

The statement added that re-igniting economic growth was the country’s key priority at the moment.

The meeting follows the recent economic renewal report-back meeting by Business to President Zuma on May 9, which was also attended by labour representatives.

In February, President Zuma tasked Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and Chairman of telecommunications provider Telkom and President of Business Unity South Africa Jabu Mabuza to lead a collaborative effort to strengthen short term confidence and reinforce long term growth.

Source: Nam News Network