Irvin Jim

Irvin Jim

General Secretary National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA)

Irvin Jim is the General secretary of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA), the biggest single trade union in South Africa. He was the spokesperson for NUMSA when it was expelled from the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) in November 2014. He is a strong critic of the ruling African National Congress, which he accuses of failing to implement the 1955 Freedom Charter, and which he blames for xenophobic violence in South Africa. In January 2015, he toured the United States, speaking to Local 1199 of the Service Employees International Union in New York, and the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, DC. In his Washington speech, he stated that NUMSA is a Marxist-Leninist union whose goal is the creation of a "Socialist Republic of South Africa". He accused some leaders of the ANC of supporting a "post Apartheid neoliberal capitalist South Africa with South African and multinational corporations and the South African white political community" and stated that they had "betrayed the South African revolution." He is cooperating with Mosiuoa Lekota of the Congress of the People party, and ousted COSATU general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi in a campaign against political corruption in South Africa.
 

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Tuesday 04/02/2020

From 16:00 To 17:00

02/04/2020 16:00 02/04/2020 17:00 Panel: Achieving a ‘Zero Harm’ approach - Changing the fundamentals to put People and Health & Safety first
  • Introduction: ILO Safety and Health in Mining Convention No. 176 – Defining roles and responsibilities and examining outcomes achieved to date
  • Discussing the alarming rate of incidents in the global mining context and the need to fundamentally change our approach to mine leadership and put people first
  • Redefining mine site culture: What should be done to ensure maximum compliance, enhance disclosure and improve transparency around H&S reporting?
  • Health and Safety beyond the mine: How do we evaluate impacts on livelihoods and extend ‘Zero Harm’ approach to Artisanal Miners and communities?
  • Forecasting & Risk Prevention in the context of the 4th Industrial Revolution: How can technologies help us to identify critical controls of the fatal risks and accidents?
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"Panel: Achieving a ‘Zero Harm’ approach - Changing the fundamentals to put People and Health & Safety first "

Clyde Malinson Irvin Jim Joni Musabayana Themba Mkhwanazi
Time and date

Tuesday 04/02/2020

From 16:00 To 17:00

02/04/2020 16:00 02/04/2020 17:00 Panel: Achieving a ‘Zero Harm’ approach - Changing the fundamentals to put People and Health & Safety first
  • Introduction: ILO Safety and Health in Mining Convention No. 176 – Defining roles and responsibilities and examining outcomes achieved to date
  • Discussing the alarming rate of incidents in the global mining context and the need to fundamentally change our approach to mine leadership and put people first
  • Redefining mine site culture: What should be done to ensure maximum compliance, enhance disclosure and improve transparency around H&S reporting?
  • Health and Safety beyond the mine: How do we evaluate impacts on livelihoods and extend ‘Zero Harm’ approach to Artisanal Miners and communities?
  • Forecasting & Risk Prevention in the context of the 4th Industrial Revolution: How can technologies help us to identify critical controls of the fatal risks and accidents?
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