09 MARCH 2020
ATTENTION: EDITORS AND REPORTERS
SUBJECT: CCMA TO HOST ITS 3RD ANNUAL LABOUR CONFERENCE
As part of delivering on its legislative mandate drawn from the Labour Relations Act, which is to “advance economic development, social justice, labour and the democratisation of the workplace”, the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) will, on Wednesday, 11 March 2020, convene its 3rd Annual Labour Conference 2020, at Emperors Palace, in Ekurhuleni, Gauteng.
The one (1) day gathering, themed “The role of employers in the changing world of work” is anticipated to bring no less than 350 delegates from varying businesses across industries, a number of employer organisations, organised labour and government with the purpose of encouraging a dialogue aimed at developing pragmatic solutions to socio-economic challenges and the future world of work.
Of significance, is the formation of synergies between all role players in the labour market in order to ensure peaceful labour relations, effective collective bargaining and mediation processes, as well as to ensure a consensus on pertinent labour issues currently arising in the labour market, such as the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) as a key contributor to the changing world of work.
Chairperson of the Employers Group of the Governing Body at International Labour Organisation (ILO), Professor Mthunzi Mdwaba, will lead discussions on issues of technology and the future of work. As one of the speakers, Professor Mdwaba will give insights into the state of the debate at the ILO on the future of work and what South Africa and the African continent can do to seize the opportunities and minimize the challenges of 4IR.
Other speakers include the Executive Director of the Labour Research Services, Mr Trenton Elsley, who will speak on Looking ahead in respect of the future of work: The need for employers/business to change how they think, plan and respond to challenges and leverage opportunities and Mr Sefiso Skenjana, Chief Economist and Thought Leadership Executive at IQ Business who will address the conference on The impact of the National Minimum Wage on the business/employers: The post-implementation conversation.
CCMA National Senior Commissioner, Mr Marius Kotze, will outline the Comparatives, Positives, Challenges and Learnings on CCMA Awards and Enforcement: Are employers coming to the party, and CCMA Director, Mr Cameron Morajane will sum-up the discussions and engage delegates on a way forward in enhancing the labour market stability.
Media is invited to cover the event as follows:
Date: Wednesday, 11 March 2020
Venue: Emperors Palace, Ekurhuleni, Gauteng
Time: 09:00 – 17:00
For media enquiries and RSVPs, contact Mr. Amos Tshabalala on AmosT@CCMA.org.za and/or Telephone:
011 377 6662 or 071 108 9385.
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