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Disproportionate Income Differentials – the Long Walk to Social Justice

18 – 19 April 2017
Organised by the Labour and Enterprise Policy Research Group and the Institute of Development and Labour Law (University of Cape Town), and the Social Law Project (University of the Western Cape)

Programme

Keynote address:

Inequality in working life: developing an intersectional and multi-dimensional approach to the study of inequality in South Africa
Prof Edward Webster, Sociology of Work Unit, University of the Witwatersrand

Addressing vertical inequality and the potential of section 27 of the Employment Equity ActAddressing vertical inequality and the potential of section 27 of the Employment Equity Act
Dr Ruediger Helm, University of Cape Town

The value chain in the car production in Germany and South Africa and the link to proportionate income differentials, German collective bargaining experienceThe value chain in the car production in Germany and South Africa and the link to proportionate income differentials, German collective bargaining experience
Melanie Roy, National Union of Metal Workers of South Africa Research Institute - NUMSA [panellist]

How can Section 27 of the Employment Equity Act be put into practice by collective agreement?How can Section 27 of the Employment Equity Act be put into practice by collective agreement?
Elias Kubheka, National Sector Coordinator for the Motor Industry of the National Union of Metal Workers of South Africa Research Institute – NUMSA [panellist]

The recent developments on forms of labour: Gig economy, crowd work and new forms of labourThe recent developments on forms of labour: Gig economy, crowd work and new forms of labour
Prof Wilma B. Liebman, Rutgers University of Management and Labour Relations, New Jersey

What organisational challenges can be identified; what can be done to support trade unions; are there collective bargaining and organisational challenges on the enforcement of policies and the rights for crowd workers?What organisational challenges can be identified; what can be done to support trade unions; are there collective bargaining and organisational challenges on the enforcement of policies and the rights for crowd workers?
Suzanna Harvey, Cape Bar [panellist]