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LAST_UPDATEThu, 21 Jun 2018 12pm

Ramaphosa Upbeat On Work Of Commission On Future Work

Cyril RamaphosaCyril Ramaphosa

PRETORIA -- South African President Cyril Ramaphosa says he is confident that the Global Commission on the Future of Work, which he co-chairs, will be able to put fulfil its mission to forward valuable recommendations to the International Labour Organization (ILO).

Those recommendations will see governments speeding up policy implementations which will keep-up with developing technology in the workplace and avoid job losses.

Ramaphosa and Swedish Prime Minster Stefan Lofven are co-charing deliberations of the Commission’s Final Report to be tabled to the ILO.

The 28 member states of this global Commission are seeking to find solutions on the rapid transformations taking place in the world of work and the commission convened at ILO Headquarters in Geneva on Tuesday, with the second session sceduled for Nov 15, 2018.

Ramaphosa says solutions are among the citizens of the world. “We need to make sure that we keep with the Fourth Industrial Revolution and curb unemployment.”

On the other hand, trade unions across the globe say employers must invest in ordinary workers in order to grow their respective country’s economy.

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