Annual Labour Law Conference 2016
"#UnemploymentMustFall: Meeting the Challenges of a Labour Market in Crisis"
The Annual Labour Law Conference (ALLC 2016) is now in its 29th year and is a firm fixture on the annual labour law calendar. The conference started in Natal in the late 1980s, after the Wiehahn Commission of Enquiry, when trade unions and the labour movement were acknowledged as a strategic force in the move towards a democratic South Africa.
The early conferences were held at the University of Natal and were organised by the three partner universities: Natal (UKZN), Cape Town (the Institute for Development and Labour Law) and the University of the Witwatersrand (Centre for Applied Legal Studies or CALS.). The conference moved to the Convention Centre in Durban and later to the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg. This year the ALLC is moving to a new venue in Johannesburg and the Conference Company will facilitate the organisation with the partner universities.
The ALLC is attended by labour law and human resource professionals, trade unionists and members from the public service and attracts in excess of 800 delegates annually. The themes of the conference continue to reflect a labour law in transition and the speakers are prominent labour and economic experts.