My theory is that casualisation is proof that "For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction." One of the main drivers of casualisation are the stringent labour laws. Obviously labour hopes to extend the net.The Federation of Unions of South Africa (Fedusa) on Wednesday welcomed a proposed meeting between the government and labour unions to discuss unemployment, poverty reduction and globalisation.
"We view the government's commitment to engage with labour around key social and economic issues in a very positive light," said Fedusa's general secretary, Dennis George, in a statement.
The regulation of casualisation would also be high on the list of matters the federation will raise at the bi-lateral.
full story from M&G here
So this byline stemming from the World Bank's Doing Business 2007 report becomes rather pertinent (from this story on M&G about doing more online which I also think is a pretty good idea)
McLiesh said South Africa needed more flexible labour policies because overprotective laws could make businesses reluctant to offer jobs in the first place.
She warned that over protective labour regimes could "protect a worker out of a job".