The implementation of the employment code act no 3 of 2019 is ill-timed
The signing of the employment code act no 3 of 2019 which is expected to come into effect on 1st June, 2019 is ill-timed. It looks great on first sight. But it will just put more pressure on the private sector which is already under a lot of stress.
You see, even the government has not been spared from the economic recession we are in. The government is struggling to meet employee obligations on time. Enacting an employment code that significantly increases the cost of labour forthe private sector is ill-timed.
The new employment code is more likely to work against government efforts to create more jobs. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with improving employee’s conditions of service. Employees are a vital resource in any organization who deserve good compensation for their labour. But we must endeavor to achieve a balance between improving employee’s conditions and creating a conducive environment for the private sector to grow. We must also get the timing right.
“When you do the RIGHT thing at the RIGHT time, you will have amazing success. When you do the RIGHT thing at the WRONG time, you will be frustrated”