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'Banning labour brokers won't help employment'
418000 jobs lost in 3rd quarter
Oct 29, 2009 9:54 PM | By KEA' MODIMOENG
The comments came after the release of Stats SA's third-quarter labour force survey, which showed a decrease of 418000 jobs in the quarter.
According to Stats SA, employment decreased by 3.6% between the second and third quarters, with most of the losses in the formal sector of the economy. The official jobless rate increased to 24.5% of the labour force in the third quarter, from 23.6%
in the second quarter.
Chris Hart, an Investment Solutions economist, said the total banning of labour brokers would "undoubtedly add to the barriers of entry for the unemployed".
The manufacturing sector, one of the hardest-hit by the global recession and domestic economic downturn, shed 150000 jobs - 8% of total jobs for the industry - and the wholesale and retail trade lost 110000 jobs.
Hart said: "This reflects that the economy is in a difficult situation and this economic slowdown has proved to be particularly severe."He said expectations of recovery have been "set back further and further" and that "banning labour brokers will only make the problem bigger and bigger".
Dawie Roodt, an Efficient Group economist, said the figures were "slightly worse" than he had expected. He warned that more jobs would be lost in the fourth quarter and that there would be no improvement in employment until the second quarter of 2010. "Even if the economy starts picking up, it will take a while before we start seeing jobs being created," Roodt said.
According to Stats SA, 510000 people joined the "discouraged jobs seekers" category of the unemployed.
Fedusa bly oor diť arbeidmakelary-ja
Nuus 24
Die vakverbond Fedusa het die beŽindiging van NamibiŽ se verbod op arbeidmakelary verwelkom.

Diť land se appŤlhof het in Desember beslis die verbod is ongrondwetlik nŠ ín lang hofstryd tussen
die regering en African Personnel Services (APS), NamibiŽ se grootste arbeidmakelaar.

Hoewel die verbod deur talle vakbonde geprys is en veral deur Cosatu voorgehou is as ín voorbeeld
vir Suid-Afrika, het Fedusa dit uit die staanspoor gekritiseer. Fedusa het trouens verlede jaar ín
samewerkingsooreenkoms gesluit met Capes, ín
werkgewersorganisasie vir die kontrakwerksektor
in Suid-Afrika.

Diť ooreenkoms kom daarop neer dat Fedusa die bedryf help beskerm in forums soos Nedlac terwyl
Capes hom help om lede in die sektor te werf.

Mnr. Membathisi Mdladlana, minister van arbeid, het verlede maand in antwoord op ín parlementÍre
vraag gesÍ sy departement sal vanjaar wetgewing bekend stel wat arbeidmakelary in Suid-Afrika
teiken. Daar is wysigings aan die Wet op Arbeidverhoudinge, die Wet op Billike Indiensneming en die Wet op Basiese Diensvoorwaardes belowe.
Sources
www.apso.co.za
www.capes.org.za