BUSA NEWS: BUSINESS JOINS THE FIGHT AGAINST CORRUPTION
BUSA Board is working on consolidating a business position and approach to address the issue of corruption. In this regard, the organization will be hosting a membership discussion session on Thursday 31 August 2017. This session will be facilitated with the support of Professor Haroon Bhorat, co-author ‘Betrayal of Promise’. This will be followed by a consideration of the BUSA Discussion Document (to be distributed in advance). Still on this key issue, please also note the Op-Ed issued this week by BUSA President Jabu Mabuza and Vice President, Martin Kingston on impact of corruption and the necessity for business to be vigilant and act decisively against it. This can be accessed by clicking Here.
LATEST ON SME INFORMATION WEB TOOL
As a follow up to our last article on the SME Information Web Tool (TBCSA Weekly, Edition 24, 30 June 2017), a key element identified from the BUSA Small / Medium Enterprise (SME) action plan is that credible information on labour relations matters should be easily accessible to small and medium businesses. BUSA has subsequently identified an effective tool that could provide an online, openly accessible and free of charge service targeted at SMEs. Funded by the Employment Promotion Project and in partnership with the CCMA, BUSA will develop a website (dubbed the SME Information Web Tool) that will provide practical guidance to SMEs on labour requirements and processes like contracts of employment, how to submit UIF claims and how to deal with disciplinary enquiries (among other guidelines). The website is due for completion by February 2018.
At the first focus group for the SME Information Web Tool on 10 July 2017, it was agreed that a survey be distributed amongst the BUSA membership that will seek to gather private sector’s sentiment and suggestions on the Web Tool. If you would like to participate, kindly submit the survey by close of business day this Thursday 31 August 2017. Click here to start the survey.