Tenth Anniversary Of The CCMA

7 November 2006

Madam Speaker, the Constitution and the democratic government have brought about a vast improvement in labour rights and dispute settlement systems in the country. South African workers and employers will celebrate improved relations when the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration marks its 10th anniversary on the 11th of November.

The CCMA is one of the first major institutions established by the new ANC-led democratic government to promote social justice and equality in the workplace. Its establishment has engendered significant changes in dispute resolution processes. The CCMA receives a daily average of 500 new referrals and processes approximately 10 000 cases a month. It has handled more than 1 million cases since its establishment. The CCMA promotes social justice and economic growth for the labour market through dispute resolution, dispute prevention and institution-building.

The ANC wishes the CCMA a happy 10th anniversary on the 11th of November 2006. I thank you.

ANC Member of Parliament

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