The first meeting of BRICS Working Group on Employment (EWG) was held on May 7-9, 2018 in Mbombela (South Africa). The meeting aimed at examining the materials and positions of social partners on the basis of which the Declaration of BRICS Ministers of Labour and Employment will later be prepared. The South African presidency has identified youth employment, equal pay for the work of equal value and the development of social partnership as its priorities in the sphere of labour relations.
Social partner representatives of BRICS countries, experts from the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Social Security Association (ISSA), officials of the local authorities and students of the University of Mpumalanga took part in the discussion and drafting of the meeting’s documents. In the course of discussions trade union representatives from Brazil, Russia, China and South Africa actively participated in formulating the solutions.
A meeting of trade union delegates was held on the EWG sidelines to discuss preparation for the 7th BRICS Trade Union Forum to be held in Durban, South Africa, in July 2018.
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Trade unions delegates consultation. 3rd Annual Meeting of BRICS Labour and Employment Ministers in Chongqing
Delegates of national trade union centres from all BRICS countries were given an opportunity to express their views on the issues on LEMM agenda and to engage in open exchange with the ministers and employer representatives.
Representatives of national trade union centres from Brazil, Russia, China and South Africa discussed topical issues of cooperation within BRICS during the international trade union workshop held on November 14-15, 2016 in Johannesburg (South Africa).
Trade unions delegates consultation on the fields of BRICS labor and employment ministers' Meeting. New Delhi, September 2016.
On September 26-27, 2016 the 2nd BRICS Labour and Employment Ministers’ Meeting took place in New Delhi with a meeting of BRICS trade union representatives held on its sidelines.