cosatuANA reports that trade union federation Cosatu on Wednesday welcomed the release of the long awaited Comprehensive Social Security Discussion Paper by the Department of Social Development.  

Cosatu spokesperson Sizwe Pamla said:  “This is long overdue and it is an indictment on government that the paper is only released now after a relentless battle by Cosatu, demanding its release, when the Taylor Commission report and its recommendations on this issue were released in 2002.”  Pamla said Cosatu would study the paper, respond and engage with it at Nedlac to make sure that it helped workers and the country deal with poverty eradication and also put a comprehensive social security system in place.  The paper will be discussed at Nedlac on Friday.

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