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CCMABusiness Report writes that the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) wants to team up with the agriculture sector and has embarked on the Director’s National User Forum on Agriculture programme.  

It also wants its commissioners to understand and be specialists in the sectors they would be assisting in.  The programme has been spearheaded by CCMA director Cameron Morajane as a way to engage and establish working relations with the agriculture sector and address issues pertaining to collective bargaining and the preservation of jobs.  Addressing one of the forums in Polokwane on Wednesday, he said: “We can never stop learning, the ‘each one teach one’ formula can never stop.  One can never have too much information; when we meet, there is often an information gap.”  Limpopo’s labour department chief inspector Phaswane Tladi said 40 of the 333 agricultural workplaces they had inspected recently were not compliant with the Basic Conditions of Employment Act.  Issues of concern pertained to record-keeping and minimum wages.

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