We have to find ways to manage these realities with much greater sensitivity. Our experience during the campaigns suggests that whilst our people have concerns and disappointed expectations, they will not use the elections to protest.
More and more Ministers are not keen to participate. No significant inroads are being made into organising farm workers, domestic workers, casuals, contract workers and other vulnerable workers. Higher education All universities and higher education colleges should have a person in charge of disability issues that you can talk to about the support they offer.
Areas for debate and Policy proposals 1. A critical issue underlying tensions around the local government elections was the inadequate provision of basic services. Socialist forums, although disrupted by the elections, are also important avenues for mass education and debate within the movement.
Our concern is that many of the most important issues have not been taken forward. Challenges arose because of the Jacob Zuma situation. Evidence shows that well-designed policies to help both parents and carers reconcile their work and family responsibilities - such as paid leaves, flexible working arrangements — can be very effective in reducing gender inequalities in employment.
For one thing, it cements the control of capital ov er the state. If a child has an an education, health and care EHC plan or a statement of special educational needsthese must be reviewed annually.
First and foremost, we must build a strong trade union movement that excels on workplace issues a nd defence of members in the face of attacks by employers.
Talking about these strengths does not mean we should not openly confront the weaknesses of the Federation. In particular, the state has among others adopted a more expansionary fiscal policy, committed itself to large scale public investment, retreated from its privatisation programme and a nnounced a commitment to developing an active industrial policy.
A number of trends have developed that are worth noting. The Central Committee resolved that the corruption charges were part of a conspiracy against him. What is the role of the SACP and COSATU in addressing the increasing economic fragmentation of labour between the majority, who have formal jobs, and the substantial minority about a third of all workers in vulnerable sectors and informal work?
Measures called for by ANC constitutional structures and many others to end the use of political office to pursue wealth and opulence must be introduced without any further delays. FAWU has begun research for a strategy to recruit farm workers. The main problems in the outcome were: Are we still on course in relation to the implementation of our Plan?
Subsequently the Alliance Secretariat met to take forward these suggestions and agreed as follows: As long as there is only very little progress toward these demands, the fundamental question has become: Another intolerable bout of questioning bona fides and casting aspersions follows.
Does the Congress broadly agree with it? Inadequate progress on the position of women workers. South Africa remains one of the most unequal societies in this world, although the incomes of poor households have increased slightly in the past three years.
Affiliates have done little if anythin g at all in terms of getting mergers at the sectoral level. Who is affected by the initiative and how? At what point and how does investment in private enterprise change the class interest of those involved? One area where we seem to be lacking is around sustained work in the public domain.
Since then our relationship has moved from strength to strength. In this regard we mu st look which areas to prioritise in the resolutions adopted by the Third Central Committee and the Eighth National Congress. This happened inagain in over our mission to Zimbabwe, and most recently in the case of the Zuma affair.
The challenge is to empower ordinary people to fight corruption.Carers' leave can be helpful in improving work-life balance for workers with an elderly, disabled or ill relative (children, parents and spouses),by allowing them to take a temporary leave of absence in order to provide support or care for them, or have time to arrange formal long-term care services.
young women are able to leave their children with their m others-in-law in order to return to factor y work (fieldwork notes, Sichuan).It should.
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Tamsin Grimmer is an experienced early years consultant and trainer who is passionate about young children’s learning and development. Tamsin works part time as a lecturer at Bath Spa University on the Primary and Early Years PGCE courses. The date of the 12th annual National Apprenticeship Week - to take place in – has been announced and will run from 4 to 8 March COSATU Secretariat Report to the Ninth National Congress to be held on 18 to 21 SeptemberGallagher Estate, Midrand.
Preface The Eighth National Congress of COSATU was a watershed in all respects.Download