The Southern Africa Trade Union Coordination Council (SATUCC) in collaboration with the Bureau for Workers Activities (ACTRAV and ILO Pretoria office), will conduct a knowledge sharing seminar on the strategic use of International Labour Standards (ILS) and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) supervisory mechanisms, with a view to enhancing protection of workers’ rights in Southern Africa through deepening knowledge on use of ILS supervisory mechanisms.
This seminar will be held from 9th to 11th November 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
SADC region has largely recognised ILO ILS as the basis for regulating minimum labour standards in the region. The Charter on Fundamental Social Rights in SADC and most recently the SADC Protocol on Employment and Labour reinforces ILO ILS as the basis and inspiration for the regional vision embodied in the SADC Treaty.
SATUCC is a key player in the implementation of the SADC Decent Work Programme (2013-19) and shares the common vision with SADC to collaborate and cooperate with SADC states and with employer organisations to ensure a progressive improvement in the ratification, implementation and enforcement of labour standards within all countries and above all the ILO core labour standards.
In line with the SADC Decent Work Programme 2013-2019, SATUCC is keen to make its contribution to ensure the development of common labour standards regulatory and compliance frameworks including monitoring mechanisms in order to ensure commensurate growth and development in SADC that promotes decent work, equity and social justice for all.
It is against this background that, the International Training Centre of the ILO (ITCILO), in collaboration with the Bureau for Workers Activities (ACTRAV and ILO Pretoria office and SATUCC), is organizing a knowledge sharing seminar for SATUCC affiliates from selected Southern African countries on the strategic use of ILS and the ILO supervisory mechanisms, with a view to enhancing protection of workers’ rights through deepening knowledge on use of ILS supervisory mechanisms