By Johanette Rheeder
1. Progression of rights
1.1 Progression of rights
1.2 The Constitution and freedom of association
1.3 Employees and job seekers
2. Freedom of Association
2.1 The protection of Freedom of Association
B. DEFINING A TRADE UNION
3. What is a trade union?
3.1 Purpose of a trade union
3.2 Role players in a trade union
3.3 Registration, de-registration and the constitution of unions1
3.5 Effect of registration of a union
3.6 Representation at the CCMA
C. REPRESENTATIVENESS, MAJORITY UNIONS AND TRADE UNION REPRESENTATIVES
4.1 The Rights of Trade Unions.
4.2 How do you know that your employees are unionised?
4.3 Can I prevent any employee from becoming a member?
4.4 Keeping the Union out of the Company.
4.5 The Rights of the Employees.
4.6 The Rights that the Union is entitled to by Law.
4.7 Defining the “Representative” Trade Union
Section 95 to 106
Chapter 3, section 11 to 22
4.8 The Principle of Majoritarianism v Plurality
4.9 Section 12 – Access to the Work place
4.10 Deduction of Subscriptions or Levies – Section 13
4.11 The Majority Trade Union
4.12 Disclosure of Information.
5. Union Representatives or Shop Stewards
5.1 The rights of a majority union
5.2 Time off for Shop Stewards and Office Bearers
5.3 Reasonable paid time off work.
D. ORGANISATIONAL RIGHTS AND RECOGNITION
6. The right to establish a threshold
6.1 The rights of section 18 of the LRA
6.2 Collective Bargaining and collective agreements
6.3 What is a collective agreement?
6.4 Duty to Bargain
6.5 Disputes about organisational rights3
6.6 Disputes about collective agreements4
6.7 Typical objectives of trade unions.
7. Agency and Closed Shop Agreements
7.1 Agency shop agreements
7.2 Closed shop agreements.
7.3 Usage of Subscriptions.
7.4 Termination of a closed shop.
E. STRIKE ACTION
8. Strike Action
8.1 Protected and unprotected strike action
F. CONFLICT AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION
9. Main Sources of Conflict
9.1 Introduction - Some common problems
9.2 Sources of Conflict
9.4 Positive and Negative Characteristics of conflict: when is it good or when is it bad?
9.5 Identifying and analysing conflict
9.6 Characteristics of positive conflict
9.7 Winners and losers
9.8 Positive conflict
9.9 Group behaviour
9.10 Negative conflict
10. Overcoming the challenge
10.1 Find a point of entry.
10.2 Path of Conflict
10.3 Signs of conflict
10.4 Actions to reduce conflict
10.5 Conflict Management Techniques
10.6 More Techniques in Managing Conflict
10.7 Attributes to enhance conflict management
10.8 Conflict Route Resolution
10.9 How to manage and resolve conflict in the workplace
10.11 How to manage when conflict involves you
10.12 How to run a mediation process
10.13 External dispute resolutions
11. Building and Maintaining Relationships
11.1Other strategies that will work