8 MarchWomen’s groups around the world marks International Women’s Day. Women on all continents, often divided by national boundaries and by ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic and political differences, come together to celebrate their day, looking back to a tradition that represents at least nine decades of struggle for equality, justice, peace and development. International Women’s Day is the story of ordinary women as makers of history, it is rooted in the centuries-old struggle of women to participate in society on an equal footing with men. In ancient Greece, Lysistrata initiated a sexual strike against men in order to end war; during the French Revolution, Parisian women calling for “liberty, equality, fraternity” marched on Versailles to demand women’s suffrage. The idea of an International Women’s Day first arose at the turn of the previous century, which in the industrialized world was a period of expansion and turbulence, booming population growth and radical ideologies. South Africa also celebrates national Women’s Day on 9 August to commemorate the the great women’s march of 1956, where women marched to the Union Buildings to protest against the carrying of pass books.
PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL CONTENT FOR THE ABOVE CONFERENCE IS UNDER THE DOCUMENTS TAB ABOVE- 3RD BIENNIAL LRC 2013
-The success or failure of social dialogue: The broader implications;
An analysis of collective bargaining: Lessons to be learned in enhancing social dialogue;
-Critical analysis of collective bargaining in the Public Service: Domestic and International Trends;
-Overview of the latest amendments to the Labour Relations Act, 1995;
-The state of collective bargaining in the Public Service;
-Salary and employment outcomes in the South African Public Service: 1994 – 2013;
-General framework and the impact of the Occupational Specific Dispensation (OSD) in the Public Service;
-Towards accelerated growth and development: Advancing sustainability of human capital in the Public Service; and
-Essential Services and the implication of Minimum Service Agreement within the Public Service.
The event will be addressed by The Honourable Minister Mildred Oliphant, Minister of Labour; Mr Ben Mthembu, Chairperson of the PSC; and Adv Luvuyo Bono; Chairperson of the PSCBC.
The conference is planned in anticipation of the International Labour and Employment Relations Association (ILERA) World Congress in 2015.
Date: 22-24 October 2013, Saint George Hotel Pretoria
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