NPSWU Media Briefing Report
Media briefing that was held on 29 July 2014 at the NPSWU KZN Provincial Office.
Report by Mr. Vuyo Tshabalala (Public Relation Manager)
The president of NPSWU Mr. Pat Mphela touched base on various issues that affect the life of the workers at the working place. The President emphasized on Gender Discrimination issues as it is still a problem that needs to be rectified. Gender as a construct is not only limited to the social construct but has significant spillage to the economic construct that eventually govern gender relations and quality of life.
Over and above the organisation has undertaken the concept of women empowerment, and has appointed females as national office bearers. It is also in their mandate to promote better wages, housing and better working conditions of the workers.
The President of NPSWU has vigorously criticised the issue of labour brokers and temporary employees, as the system that exploits the right of the workers and he partially recommended decent work and decent life for all the workers. Decent work is the catalyst of employment in condition of workers freedom, equity, human security and dignity. NPSWU will continue the struggle of conducting and leading awareness on issues pertaining HIV and AIDS, child labour and employment equity.
NPSWU will continue to assist their members and employees in advocating for elements of decent work, from a so called living wage to health insurance to work place safe standard. National Public Service Workers Union (NPSWU) is going to its national congress on 3 August 2014, where there will be amending their constitutional chapter and reviewing the methods that will safe guard the right of the workers.
At this congress they will also focus on making sure that workers are represented accordingly and their needs are met. Major systems will be kept in place by NPSWU to increase it membership. The union will also intensify its relationships with its mother federation, the National Council of Trade Unions (NACTU) on issues relating to the rights of the workers as alluded to by the Vice president Mr. Vela Ngubane.
Mr. Pat Mphela
NPSWU Vice President
Mr. Vela Ngubane