More Work More Wealth

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#OpportunityPays

 

EMPOWERMENT THROUGH SHARED OPPORTUNITY

Without shared opportunity or an environment conducive to empowering people to become self-sustainable, the economic slowdown in South Africa will continue to push up the unemployment rate.

 

People need to get to work, but they need the freedom and opportunity to create wealth as this is the most effective way to reduce poverty and grow the economy.

 

A LAND PARTY government will tackle these issues by investing in the tools and resources people need, and creating abundant opportunity and freedom to create wealth and grow the economy sustainably.

 

  • We will empower businesses, workers and the worker’s party by upholding the rights of both employer and employee.

  • We will reduce skills shortages through education and training in modern technology and science.

  • We will implement existing SADC protocols and agreements more effectively to advance integration and create opportunity.

  • We will provide a range of support and resources to businesses and co-operatives to enable them to open up more opportunities to more people.

SECURITY AND EQUALITY AT WORK

LAND PARTY government will introduce a 13-point plan for security and equality at work:

 

  1. Give all workers equal rights from day one, whether part-time or full-time, temporary or permanent so that working conditions are not driven down.

  2. Ban zero hour contracts so that every worker gets a guaranteed number of hours each week.

  3. Pass legislation to ensure that any employer wishing to recruit labour from abroad or employ foreigners does not undercut workers at home because it causes divisions and xenophobia when one workforce is used against another.

  4. To form a worker’s party that will forge alliance with LAND PARTY because the most effective way to maintain good rights at work is collectively through one banner.

  5. Abolish the Minimum Wage and grow a prosperous enough economy that makes it unnecessary.

  6. Introduce a takeover code to ensure every takeover proposal has a clear plan in place to protect workers and pensioners - because workers shouldn’t suffer when a company is sold.

  7. Address unpaid internships - because it’s important to gain work experience and develop skills.

  8. Hold a public inquiry into blacklisting - to ensure that blacklisting truly becomes and remains a thing of the past.

  9. Ban labour brokers.

  10. Use public spending power to drive up standards, including only awarding public tenders to companies that recognise the worker’s party.

  11. Introduce a civil enforcement system to ensure compliance with gender pay auditing – so that all workers have fair access to employment and promotion opportunities and are treated fairly at work.

  12. Ensure that all workers work in a safe environment and return to their families at the end of the day.

  13. We will enforce regulations that protect the lives of mine workers.

SELF-EMPLOYED WORKERS

Many people choose self-employment because of the many benefits and freedoms it provides, and they deserve to be protected too.

 

  • We will set up a dedicated commission to modernise the law around employment status because we understand that the law often struggles to keep up with the ever-changing new forms of employment and work typical of the 21st Century so new statutory definitions of employment status are needed to reduce the need for litigation and improve compliance. The commission will be led by legal and academic experts with representation from industry and the worker’s party.

  • We will shift the burden of proof so that any worker is assumed to be an employee unless the employer can prove otherwise.

  • We will give the Ministry of Labour the resources to enforce the Labour Relations Act.

  • We will roll out sectoral collective bargaining and strengthening worker’s party rights, because empowering people to claim their own rights in the workplace is the most effective means of enforcement.

  • We would also extend the rights of employees to all workers, including shared parental pay, making a substantial and immediate difference to the quality of life of people in insecure work.

#VOTELANDPARTY

 

Vision

The LAND PARTY shall:

 

Through pragmatic and progressive economic policy, individual freedom, and in harmony with nature, establish a prosperous society of people based on social justice and shared opportunities.

 

Freedom doesn’t equal immediate wealth, but we believe that it is better to live in an environment where you are provided with the freedom to create your own wealth, even though you might make some mistakes along the way.

 

The more rules and regulations you have, the less important it becomes for people to distinguish between what is right and wrong. We want to give people the opportunity to have that freedom, and to make mistakes and learn from them. We want to provide them the support, education and resources necessary to become wealthy through hard work and effective use of the opportunities that will be made available to them through a Land-led government. Our ultimate plan is to reform, open up and strengthen the economy by providing people with the individual freedom and opportunities to become prosperous and actively contributing members of society.

Values

The LAND PARTY subscribes to the following values in all its endeavours:

 

  1. Respect for the community of life

  2. Honesty

  3. Integrity

  4. Trust

  5. Consultation

  6. Solidarity

  7. Dignity

Mission

The LAND PARTY seeks to reorder the political and economic institutions and systems domestically and globally.

 

We have to deal with the damage from the years of government corruption we have had to endure. We will broadly seek to reform, open up and grow the economy, eradicate poverty, opportunities for all the people of South Africa to become wealthy and self-sustainable, skills development, gender equality, safety and research. It will establish programmes that will ensure that within the first 2 years of taking power that the following is achieved:

 

  1. Food security - encouraging modern, scientific agricultural practices, and providing the necessary support, technological resources, scientific research and education to encourage people to get involved in agriculture with the ultimate goal of strengthening the economy while eliminating food wastage and the discarding of surplus produce.

  2. Housing security - where private property rights are strengthened, allocation of state resources are dealt with strategically through referendum and homes are designed to people’s specifications.

  3. People development - Education that is ongoing, progressive and emphasizing the reconstruction and development of family and service to society. Creating and maintaining skills development for a move to modern technology and science.

  4. A modern, technologically savvy supportive state that responds to the people’s legitimate demand for prosperity and opportunity creation.

  5. Crime eradication and all forms of deviance through social interventions, corrective rehabilitation and victim oriented punishment.

  6. Economic prosperity through freedom of opportunity so that people become self-sustainable and wealthy, and through free trade agreements, and rapid industrialization. Allocation of state resources shall be utilized in a rational, consultative and inclusive manner with due regard to the dictates of justice and equal opportunity. It shall reconfigure the banking system to be more people-centred.

  7. Foreign policy that is people-centred, educative and principled.

  8. Environmental Justice – ensuring all programmes are in harmony with nature and conscious of the limited capacity of the planet to sustain us.

  9. Human Rights - Implementation of the remaining rights encapsulated in the current South African Bill of Rights and other universally respected HR documents which shall be prioritized by public participation. Apportion justice and material resources on an equitable and just basis.