Employment & labour minister Thulas Nxesi has hailed a settlement agreement on employment equity as “groundbreaking”, saying it demonstrates the role social dialogue can fulfil in promoting social justice.

The agreement stems from a complaint trade union Solidarity lodged in 2021 with the International Labour Organisation (ILO), a UN agency that deals with social justice and sets international labour standards. The union complained that the country’s employment equity legislation put too much emphasis on race to determine who should be “hired, fired or promoted”...

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