Policy & Legislative Initiatives
Supporting members through Policy and Legislation
CAIA advocates members’ interests by tracking publications in the Government Gazette on a daily basis, and provides relevant notifications to members via a Weekly Advocacy Alert that is provided in a user-friendly format by email.
Some of the published notices are for information purposes, while draft publications are for member consideration and comment. In this way CAIA is able to provide members with sufficient time to provide input into the consolidated position which CAIA prepares for Government consideration.
Comments provided by members, as well as high level comments provided by the CAIA Secretariat, are used to put positions of members forward in writing, or during face-to-face engagements including negotiations which may take place. Where necessary, Work Groups are established to provide members with the opportunity to discuss technical challenges for position development.
An ad-hoc Advocacy Update is also provided which contains the latest information and updates on key advocacy issues.TRADE INITIATIVES
Code of Good Practice
Good Practise on the Preparation, Implementation and Monitoring of the Employment Equity Plan
In Weekly Advocacy Alerts 34/2016 and 17/2017 CAIA alerted members to the publication of the Department of Labour’s Code of Good Practice on the Preparation, Implementation and Monitoring of the Employment Equity (EE) Plan.
Application of the Code
The Code applies to all employers that are regarded as designated employers and to all employers that are required to prepare and implement an EE Plan in terms of the Employment Equity Act (the Act).
Objective of the Code
The objective of the Code is to provide guidelines on good practice for the preparation, implementation and monitoring of an employment equity plan.