SA’s racial policy to be officially tried by UN’s ILO following Solidarity’s complaint
11 May 2022
South Africa’s racial policy is now officially on trial by the United Nations (UN’s) labour agency, the International Labour Organisation (ILO).
This comes after the ILO’s governing body declared at its 344th session held in March this year that Solidarity’s complaint regarding the South African government’s racial policy was admissible. This means that, at face value, Solidarity’s complaint has merit, complies with all the ILO’s technical requirements and that we have exhausted all remedies in South Africa. The matter is now going into a trial phase. This is a huge compliment to our legal team.
In Solidarity’s complaint it is contended that the South African government contravenes ILO Convention No 111 dealing with racial discrimination.
According to Solidarity Chief Executive Dr Dirk Hermann, the ILO’s finding is a major breakthrough and could change the face of racial quotas for ever. While it is a huge step forward, the battle is not won yet.