Course Name
C15 - Organisational rights & Collective bargaining
Course Description
This practical training provides the delegates with a complete insight into the legal requirements of the LRA with regard to collective labour law and labour relations. The course provides a unique insight into managing and building the relationship between employee, union and the employer. The ideal delegate would be managers, shop stewards, union officials, office bearers and IR managers.
1 day
R2 950.00

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Module 1 : Introduction

  • Progression of rights - an overview of South Africa
  • The Constitution and freedom of association
  • Job seekers and freedom of association

Module 2 : Freedom of association

  • The protection in terms of labour law

Module 3 : Defining a Trade Union

  • Purpose of a Trade Union 
  • Role players in a Trade Union

Module 4 : Representativeness

  • The rights of Trade Unions
  • How do you know the employees are unionised?
  • Can I prevent employees to join?
  • Defining representativeness
  • Principle of majoritarianism v plurality

Module 5 : Modules of the LRA

  • Module 12 - Access to the workplace
  • Module 13 - Deduction of levies
  • Module 14 - Time off for office bearers
  • Module 15 - Shop stewards
  • Module 16 - Disclosure of information

Module 6 : The majority Trade Union

  • Shop stewards
  • How many may the Union have?
  • Full time shop stewards
  • Time off for shop stewards and office bearers
  • Misconduct of shop stewards
  • The role and function of shop stewards
  • How to deal with the difficult shop steward

Module 7 : Organisational rights & recognitions

  • Right to establish a threshold
  • Collective bargaining and collective agreements
  • Consultation and negotiation
  • Destructive collective behaviour
  • Collective agreements  and recognition agreements
  • The duty to bargain - does it exist?
  • Disputes

Module 8 : How to prepare for Union meetings

  • The process of entering the workplace from recruitment to majority Union
  • Preparation and strategy for meetings
  • The negotiation process  

Module 9 : Conflict resolution

  • Main sources of conflict
  • Assumptions and perceptions
  • Positive and negative characteristics of conflict
  • The impact of negative conflict on the relationship with the Union
  • Techniques on identifying and managing conflict
  • Do’s and don’ts of conflict management
  • Mediation processes
  • Building and maintaining relationships
  • The attributes of a good conflict manager

Module 10 : Examples & Exercises

  • Examples and Exercises