28-29 September 2017

ILO to host a High Level Conference on The Future of Work We Want and the Workers’ perspective in Sub-Saharan Africa

Press release | Johannesburg, South Africa | 26 September 2017
From 28 to 29 September 2017, the Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV), with the support of the ILO Decent Work Team for Eastern and Southern Africa, will be holding a high level Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa.

“The Future of Work We Want: Workers’ perspective in the Sub-Saharan African Countries” will bring together workers’ leaders and voices from academia, governments and employers from across the region to discuss the profound transformations and challenges faced by the world of work today and in the future.

Among the panellists for the Conference:
  • Mr Ebrahim Patel, Minister of Economic Development, Republic of South Africa
  • Dr Chris Ngige, Minister, Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, Federal Republic of Nigeria
  • Ms Rabiatou Serah Diallo, President, High-level National Social and Economic Council, Guinea
  • Professor Edward Webster, Society Work and Development Institute, University of Witwatersrand
  • Mr Kwasi Adu-Amankwah, General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation for Africa (ITUC-Africa)
  • Mr Arezki Mezhoud, General Secretary of the Organization of African Trade Union Unity (OATUU)
  • Mr Mthunzi Mdwaba, Employer Spokesperson, ILO Governing Body
All six sessions of the event will be webcast through its Facebook page. Discussions could be followed also via Twitter by using the hashtag: #ILOFOW.

To schedule an interview with a participant to this Conference, please contact:

Guebray Berhane
Senior Communications Officer for Africa
Email: berhane@ilo.org
Tel: +22587905779


Inviolata Chinyangarara,
Senior Specialist in Workers ‘Activities
Email: chinyangarara@ilo.org
Tel: + +27 12 818 8000/ 43