The contentious bill is the government's attempt to fast-track transformation in the workplace. Busa said it was not against the move to do so, but warned that it should be done in a constitutional manner.
“As Busa, we are not going to be trying to cover up or apologise for the lack of transformation. In fact, our starting point is to acknowledge that the pace of transformation in this country has indeed been slow, which is why we believe that it is not necessarily a bad thing to have the approach that was adopted back in Nedlac in 2017/18, as proposed, where targets may be consulted on with sectors to assist the country to move forward.
“We respectfully submit that to accept the current bill as it stands will not only undermine the workings of Nedlac by unravelling agreements reached by social partners, but we will also have unintended consequences on businesses and their ability to grow and to sustain or create employment,” added Moyane.
As parliament continues with public hearings on the controversial bill, Busa charged it was important for sector targets to be set with respective industry bodies who can share meaningful information, including the composition of the industry and the economic challenges faced in the industry.