Labour Relations Workshop

Labour Relations Workshop
  • 24th July 2018
    08:30 - 15:45

This workshop is intended for all persons who need to demonstrate basic understanding of the Primary Labour Legislation that impacts on a business unit.

This workshop is intended for managers of small businesses and junior managers of business units in larger organisations.

The term business unit in this unit standard implies a small business, cost centre, section or department. Junior managers include, but are not limited to team leaders, supervisors, first line managers and section heads. The position or terms is used to describe the first level or management in an organisation at which an employee has other employees reporting to him.


Identify the legislation that regulates employment issues
• The six main labour legislations and who is covered
• The Acts and how they interact and support the SA Constitution
• The scope and application of each Act

Understand the main aspects of the Labour Relations Act
• The concept of freedom of association – employers and employees
• Organisational rights protected by the LRA – Trade Unions
• The role of a workplace forum
• The concept of unfair labour practice
• The function of the CCMA in dispute resolution
• Internal policies and procedures to resolve a dispute or grievance
• Handling internal conflict and grievances to prevent unfair labour practice
• The procedures to be followed at a disciplinary hearing
• The concept of automatically unfair dismissal
• The steps to be taken to ensure substantively and procedurally correct and fair dismissals

Understand the aspects of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act
• The concept of an employee
• Regulations relating to working hours
• The organisational policy regarding payment for overtime
• The regulations relating to breaks during hours of work
• The leave entitlement
• The consequences of providing information about employees to prospective employers/other persons

Understand the Skills Development Act
• The requirements of the SDA – workplace skills plan and annual training report
• The requirements of the SDA – workplace skills plan and claiming back levies
• The process to be followed in contributing to the workplace skills plan
• The concepts of leaderships
• The concepts of lifelong learning
• The role of the training committee in the skills development process
• The role of the SETAs – legislated relationship
• Compiling reports required by a SETA
• The levies/grant system of the SETA

Event organiser: Helga Smit on 021 402 4300 or email

Speaker profile: BDCE



Venue Phone: 0214024300

33 Martin Hammerschlag Way, Foreshore, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8001, South Africa