SA to participate in ILO conference

Monday, May 21, 2018

South Africa will participate in the 107th session of the International Labour Conference (ILC).

The session, which will take place in Geneva from 28 May to 8 June, will be attended by more than 4 000 workers, employers and government delegates from the International Labour Organisation' (ILO) 187 member states.

Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant will lead a South African delegation, which includes tripartite members of National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac).

“South Africa, as a member of the ILO, continues to play a leading role in ensuring the development of common regional positions, while also influencing the outcomes of deliberations within the organisation.

“The ILC is a forum where global decisions are made with regards to labour market developments,” the Labour Department said on Monday.

This year’s session will be held under the theme ‘Building a future with decent work’.   

The International Labour Conference is the ILO’s highest decision-making body. It meets annually, bringing together tripartite delegations from the organisation’s member states and a number of observers from other international actors to consider a series of topics related to the world of work, placed on its agenda by the governing body of the ILO. -