JOBS SUMMIT

SCOPE OF WORK

This work stream was developed as a result of the Presidential Jobs Summit  that was held in October 2018. The Jobs Summit Cooridnating Unit set up at Nedlac is positioned to provide oversight and monitoring the implementation of Jobs Summit Agreements (Signed at the OCtober 2018 Summit) which are aimed at implementation of measure for job creation and promote job retention.

ISSUES CURRENTLY ON THE AGENDA FOR THE CHAMBER

ISSUES CURRENTLY ON THE PROJECT COORDINATING UNITS (PCU) AGENDA FOR THE JOBS SUMMIT

  • The PCU focuses on those interventions that are directly linked to or translate into job creation/prevention of job losses. The modus operandi is to create a culture of collective problem-solving. There is a process underway to establish a panel of technical expertise.
  • The work is divided into, broadly:

a)      Prevention of job losses: TERS, Rapid Response Team and distressed fund

b)      A sectoral focus

c)       Transversal cross-cutting issues (regulatory/unblocking)

d)      Project focus

The following structures are pertinent:

  • The Quarterly Presidential Committee (only ever convened once on 1 August 2019 – Chaired by the President
  • Monthly Presidential Working Committee meetings, first Monday of each month, chaired by the President
  • A Joint Technical Committee is established, with 6-aside representation. Convenes every third Wednesday of the month, chaired by the Executive Director of Nedlac
  • Two-aside of the JTC (to process work quickly, convenes twice a month and is chaired by the Executive Director)
  • Task Teams as agreed by JTC to focus on specific work areas: (These are chaired by the Team Leader or Program Manager, whoever is available)
  1. A macro-economic high-level task team
  2. A high-level committee on SOEs, with a focus on Eskom (modalities of this committee will be discussed at the next JTC meeting of 19 February 2020)
  3. Biofuels committee (3aside)
  4. Research group: executive compensation and wage inequality