Oh happy days. You wondered what direction South Africa would take after the elections. Wonder no more. The Commies are now firmly in control of South Africa. As we expected. Anyone who has ever had the misfortune of employing people in South Africa (and I have, many) will tell you horror stories, of the stringent labour regulations that favour workers unfairly. You are fu*ked as an employer in South Africa. Try firing Sipho without many warnings, meetings, CCMA, labour court etc. You can catch Sipho red-handed stealing money from your safe and you still cannot fire him.
The labour laws have been a huge disincentive to hiring people in South Africa and have contributed to the relative lack of local and foreign invesment and high unemployment. Who needs the hassle? There are markets with much more liberal laws that allow the free flow of human resources. The US has one of the most liberal labour practices in the world, the highest hire and fire rate. But that's ok. It works. People that are fired make way for others and those that are fired know they can get employment easily. It's a very simple formula. People move around.
In South Africa however, our Leftwing geniuses think, no, BELIEVE employers/ entrepreneurs owe workers a living. Nah ah. A job is a privilege, not a right. They think workers do the employers a favour when the truth is obviously, that without entrepreneurs there would be no jobs. No jobs, no workers, no workers, no unions. It seems pretty basic math but try telling that to the Marxist ANC douches. Well, here's to more job losses. Pretty soon, it won't pay to do business in South Africa. Hey, good news though. At least the 'wekkers' will have 'protection' - just as soon as they can find someone willing to give them a job.
South Africa's new government will introduce new laws to beef up workers' rights, president-in-waiting Jacob Zuma told a May Day rally on Friday.
"We want to introduce laws to regulate contract work, sub-contracting and outsourcing," Zuma told tens of thousands of people in East London.
The new laws -- pledged in the party's election manifesto -- would prohibit abusive practices and address the problem of labour brokering, the public broadcaster SABC reported Zuma as saying.
"It is a serious matter that while our Constitution talks about the rights of all and the rights of workers, we have workers that worked for decades without any security," said Zuma.
The ANC's powerful, left-leaning junior partner, the Congress of Trade Unions, has called for a ban of labour brokers who hire workers for temporary jobs, thus preventing them from gaining the rights of full-time workers.
Zuma also called on business to use innovative means to protect jobs in the current global economic crisis by cutting costs where workers would not be affected.
"We reiterate our message to business that they should do everything possible to retain jobs," said the 67-year-old leader.
Zuma is set to be elected president in parliament on Wednesday after his ruling African National Congress (ANC) swept to victory with 66 percent of the vote in the country's fourth democratic polls last week.