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ilo thumb medium90 81BusinessLive reports that the International Labour Organisation (ILO) has appointed President Cyril Ramaphosa to co-chair its Global Commission on the Future of Work.  He will join Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, who has chaired the committee since its inception.  

The high-level commission was established in 2017 to undertake critical research into how countries could best respond to changes experienced in the world of work as a result of the fourth industrial revolution, as well as the changing nature of work.  Development economist and visiting UCT professor Carlos Lopes is part of the commission’s 28-member committee, which includes experts from across the globe.  Ramaphosa will attend his first meeting of the commission when its members meet next Tuesday in Geneva.  The work of the commission has been divided into four "centenary conversations", namely work and society; decent jobs for all; the organisation of work and production; and the governance of work.  Business Unity SA (Busa) has welcomed Ramaphosa’s appointment.

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