Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / SACTWU welcomes swearing in of Mr Ebrahim Patel

SACTWU welcomes swearing in of Mr Ebrahim Patel

20
May '09
The Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers' Union (SACTWU) welcomes the swearing in of the new cabinet. In particular, we welcome the swearing in of our ex-General Secretary, Ebrahim Patel, as Minister of Economic Development in President Jacob Zuma's cabinet.

Ebrahim Patel was the Overall Convenor for organised labour in South Africa in which capacity he led negotiations on social and economic policy matters at tripartite institutions. He served too as the global spokesperson on Employment and Social Policy for the Workers Group on the International Labour Organisation's (ILO) Governing Body.

He has been a member of the South African national delegation on trade policy since the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Ministerial Meeting in Singapore in 1996.

Recently, he led the labour engagement with government leaders as part of the preparations for the G20 Summit, when a small global labour team met with Presidents Motlanthe ( South Africa ) and Lula ( Brazil ), Prime Ministers Gordon Brown (UK) and Kevin Rudd ( Australia ) and the heads of the IMF (Dominique Strauss-Kahn) and WTO (Pascal Lamy). Following its deliberations, the Summit agreed to a combination of economic stimuli measures and greater regulation of financial markets.

At the ILO, he led negotiations which resulted in the adoption of the ILO's Global Employment Agenda, which contributed to international efforts to promote decent work, to tackle unemployment and the employment growth challenge.

He also led the negotiations which resulted in the ILO's adoption of the groundbreaking ILO Declaration on Social Justice for a Fair Globalisation (2008). This Declaration is an attempt to integrate global economic growth with social justice considerations and was adopted by 180 governments, global business and global labour.

Mr Patel has also led the Workers Group at the International Labour Conference of the ILO on discussions that led to the adoption of the Recommendation on the Employment Relationship (2006), the Recommendation on the Promotion of Cooperatives (2001/2002), Conclusions concerning Human Resources Training and Development (2000) and Conclusions on the Employment Relationship (2003).

Domestically, besides his role as Overall Labour Convener at NEDLAC. Mr Patel has also served on the Board of the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA), on the National Economic Forum (NEF – NEDLAC's predecessor), the Presidential Working Group, the University of Cape Town (UCT) Council, the Millennium Labour Council, the Proudly South African Board, the COSATU Central Executive Committee, Council for Higher Education, the Clothing Industry Training Board, the Textile Industry Training Board, Chris Hani Institute, the National Bargaining Council for the Clothing Industry, the National Textile Bargaining Council, the Financial & Fiscal Commission and the Judicial Services Commission.

Since the endof apartheid, Mr Patel and his colleagues in South Africa have been involved in negotiating a series of social agreements that cover matters as diverse as labour legislation such as the Labour Relations Act (1995), access for low-income citizens to banking, supply of water to rural areas, HIV codes at the workplace and national positions on trade policy. He has been actively involved in discussions on industrial policy measures for the clothing, textile and footwear industry.


Must ReadView All

Rajive Ranjan (left), Managing Director, Techno Design GmbH and Technocian Fashions, with Oliver Hein, COO, s.Oliver Group. Pic: PDS Multinational Fashions Limited

Apparel/Garments | On 2nd Dec 2021

PDSMFL (BSE:538730) to source for s.Oliver from India, Sri Lanka

India-based PDS Multinational Fashions Limited (listed on Bombay...

Pic: Jaroslaw Baczewski | Dreamstime.com

Textiles | On 6th Dec 2021

Global cargo demand up by 9.4% in Oct 2021 over Oct 2019: IATA

Global demand was up by 9.4 per cent in October 2021 compared to the...

Pic: Sergejsbelovs | Dreamstime.com

Apparel/Garments | On 4th Dec 2021

USTR, AAFA to promote greater near-shoring of apparel production

The office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has...

Interviews View All

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Luxury is not just about high prices but ability to create desire

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Donating 20,000 N95 masks to hospitals & NGOs

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Delay in adopting water sustainability both financially & environmentally...

Harleen Kaur,

Harleen Kaur

Established in 2017 and headquartered New York, the label Harleen Kaur...

Richard Armitage,

Richard Armitage

Adaptive Control automates, controls and monitors machines, systems and...

Ahmet Gecikli,

Ahmet Gecikli

Ser Mekatronik, founded in 2008, is specialised for providing mechanical...

Daniel Kaye, RocketLife

Daniel Kaye
RocketLife

<div>RocketLife, an award-winning developer of breakthrough visual...

Shlomzion Chen, Seevix

Shlomzion Chen
Seevix

Seevix Material Sciences Ltd, which develops and manufactures synthetic...

Brad Holschuh, Wearable Technology Lab, University of Minnesota

Brad Holschuh
Wearable Technology Lab, University of Minnesota

A new study led by researchers at the University of Minnesota's Design of...

Shalini Sharma & Shweta Pundir Sharma, Six Yard Story

Shalini Sharma & Shweta Pundir Sharma
Six Yard Story

Six Yard Story is a premium artisanal brand with a focus to bring handloom ...

Vidur Adlakha & Riccardo Bennidini, La Fuori

Vidur Adlakha & Riccardo Bennidini
La Fuori

With an active presence in US, Italy and India, clothing brand La Fuori...

Seema Gujral, Label Seema Gujral

Seema Gujral
Label Seema Gujral

<b>Seema Gujral</b>'s designs for her eponymous label revolve around...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


December 2021

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Advanced Search