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THE FUTURE OF WORK: THE FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION

Mthunzi Perry-Mason Mdwaba, IOE Vice-President to the ILO, Vice-Chairman of the ILO, adjunct associate-professor of law, University of the Western Cape, businessman, global employer and business leader

The course will discuss the work of the Global Commission on the Future of Work convened by the International Labour Organisation (ILO). The report of the commission was launched in January 2019 and served as a source document for the ILO committee on The Future of Work and the 4th Industrial Revolution at the International Labour Conference 2019.

A Centenary Declaration was adopted by the ILC in June 2019 using, inter alia, the report as a basis.The course will look at the implications of the report and the Declaration and provoke thinking on what is required to ensure implementation. Secondly, it will explore whether we are structurally and attitudinally ready for the disruption that will result from the changes in the world of work occasioned by the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

 

LECTURE TITLES

1.  Global commission on the future of work

2.  Are we ready for the future of work?

 

 

Date: Thursday 23–Friday 24 January
Time: 5.00 pm
COURSE FEES: Full R236 Staff & Students R118
Venue: LT2 Kramer Law Building UCT