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1 NEDLAC: NATIONAL LABOUR SECRETARIAT Labour and the GDS A programme to save jobs and advance social equity

2 Overview Significant area of work Distill presentation into –A few case studies –Some random examples of implementation –Link to daily work NEDLAC: NATIONAL LABOUR SECRETARIAT GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT SUMMIT

3 Case studies Labour Job Creation Fund Cape Town Fashion Festival Buy Local campaign NEDLAC: NATIONAL LABOUR SECRETARIAT GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT SUMMIT

4 Labour Job Creation Fund Arose from the Presidential Job Summit Workers contributed a days pay to job creation Trust set up to disburse funds Unique programme in global labour relations GDS focus on provincial programmes NEDLAC: NATIONAL LABOUR SECRETARIAT GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT SUMMIT

5 Labour Job Creation Trust R81m committed jobs created E Cape jobs Gauteng jobs KZN jobs Limpopo jobs Mpumalanga jobs NEDLAC: NATIONAL LABOUR SECRETARIAT GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT SUMMIT

6 Job creation Trust N Cape jobs Free State jobs W Cape jobs NW Province jobs NEDLAC: NATIONAL LABOUR SECRETARIAT GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT SUMMIT

7 Fashion Festival Promoting fashion to create jobs, support local industry Cape Town as gateway to South African fashion Combine high-fashion, street-action and support to local businesses A union-initiative NEDLAC: NATIONAL LABOUR SECRETARIAT GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT SUMMIT

8 March to May events and activities - Participation & audience reach: Media reach: 24,5 million people - Economic impact: R12 million designers (incl 40 Spring Queen designers) - Wear South African theme NEDLAC: NATIONAL LABOUR SECRETARIAT GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT SUMMIT

9 Face of the Festival Landiswa Ntinga, clothing worker from Monviso Knitwear NEDLAC: NATIONAL LABOUR SECRETARIAT GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT SUMMIT

10 Fashion Festival SETA Graduation: 800 learners Township Fashion focus Mall Fashion: V&A, Cavendish Fashion Awards Fashion and Lifestyle Expo: CTICC Fashion Night Worker Focus on May Day NEDLAC: NATIONAL LABOUR SECRETARIAT GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT SUMMIT

11 Buy Local campaign Launch of Proudly SA Chemical Sector Summit commitments Cosatu Agreement Numsa and TV industry Sactwu and clothing retailer campaign W Cape government agreement Fashion Festival China Agreement NEDLAC: NATIONAL LABOUR SECRETARIAT GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT SUMMIT

12 Buy Local campaign Focus on consumers: pamphlets at shopping malls Xmas campaign Homegrown Awards of PSA Focus on specific sectors NEDLAC: NATIONAL LABOUR SECRETARIAT GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT SUMMIT

13 Implementation of GDS NUM initiative to save jobs at Durban Roodepoort Gold Sactwu saving of jobs at Rex Trueform Denosa joint initiative to identify reasons for loss of nurses in SA Numsa success in saving jobs in the auto component sector UASA employment report NEDLAC: NATIONAL LABOUR SECRETARIAT GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT SUMMIT

14 Implementation of GDS Retirement Fund Conference: Labour Trustees Declaration NUM and the Mining Charter, 2005 Ceppwawu and ABET programmes in Chem sector Sactwu finance for primary school numeracy and literacy programs SATAWU ABET in transport sector NEDLAC: NATIONAL LABOUR SECRETARIAT GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT SUMMIT

15 GDS Implementation SASBO allocates R per BEC to help Aids orphans in their area SACTWU: global leader in education, advocacy and VCT in unions: – members a year in education – workers in testing/counselling –800+ workplace leader training p/a –ARV rollout in 2006 NEDLAC: NATIONAL LABOUR SECRETARIAT GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT SUMMIT

16 GDS Implementation Denosa bringing international conference of nurses to SA Nactu runs a printing coop Fawu runs rural coops with workers Zenzeleni Clothing as worker-owned job creation coop NEDLAC: NATIONAL LABOUR SECRETARIAT GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT SUMMIT

17 Summary Theme1: Decent work – the heart of collective bargaining Procurement: work in PSA Coops: union initiatives Small business: focus on rights and opportunities for workers NEDLAC: NATIONAL LABOUR SECRETARIAT GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT SUMMIT

18 Challenges Labour market: casualisation Growing income inequalities Procurement: increased imports Industrial performance: exchange rate challenge NEDLAC: NATIONAL LABOUR SECRETARIAT GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT SUMMIT

19 Summary Theme2: Investment Sector work of unions: mining, chemicals, auto, clothing & textiles Provident Fund transformation Workplace reorganisation NEDLAC: NATIONAL LABOUR SECRETARIAT GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT SUMMIT

20 Challenges Agreement on 5% investible funds Shift resources to development Trustee training Reclaiming the rights of ownership on Retirement Funds NEDLAC: NATIONAL LABOUR SECRETARIAT GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT SUMMIT

21 Summary Theme3: Equity Training & learnerships: SETAs Cadreship of 140 unionists on SETA Boards ABET programmes at workplaces: need more resources BEE: empowerment of workers and communities: a living wage, training, decision-making. NEDLAC: NATIONAL LABOUR SECRETARIAT GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT SUMMIT

22 Challenges Defining BEE in a development framework Resources for training NEDLAC: NATIONAL LABOUR SECRETARIAT GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT SUMMIT

23 Summary Theme4: Local development Municipal level Provincial level: including Provincial Growth & Development Summits Partnerships NEDLAC: NATIONAL LABOUR SECRETARIAT GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT SUMMIT

24 Challenges Moving beyond the metros Greater focus to partnerships Role of national government departments NEDLAC: NATIONAL LABOUR SECRETARIAT GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT SUMMIT

25 Conclusion Partnerships Resources Publicity Focus on development, rights and growth GDS a big achievement: strengthen implementation NEDLAC: NATIONAL LABOUR SECRETARIAT GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT SUMMIT

26 Conclusion Crisis of poverty, unemployment and inequality Good news message needs to be matched with good news reality Two worlds in one country: two realities. How to build one reality NEDLAC: NATIONAL LABOUR SECRETARIAT GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT SUMMIT


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