Trade unions in the workplace

Half Day Workshop


19 July 2019: Emperors Palace: Convention Centre


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Module 1- Trade unions in South Africa background


Module 2 - Organizational rights for Trade Unions in terms of the LRA.

  • Sufficient representation
  • Majority representation


Module 3 - Recognition of a Trade Union

  • Invitation to meet in term so section 21 of the LRA
  • Access to the workplace
  • Membership deductions
  • Trade Union Representatives
  • Leave for trade union activities
  • Majority representation
  • The rights of the registered trade union vs. the rights of unregistered trade union


Module 4 - Disputes about organizational rights


Module 5 - Strikes and protest action

  • Protected industrial action
  • Unprotected industrial action
  • Picketing rules


Module 6 - The imminent amendments to the LRA and the future of Trade Unions in the workplace.

  • Composition of the workforce
  • Most representative vs. sufficient representation
  • Organizational rights for minority unions
  • Temporary Employment Service Employees and access to the clients premises
  • Basic Conditions of Employment Act; Sectoral Determinations to provide for automatic rights for Trade Unions.


This half day workshop is ideal for all HR and IR practitioners that deal with trade unions in the workplace. This dynamic and powerful half day workshop also gives insight into the imminent changes to the Labour relations Act and the impact that these changes will have on the way that unions are recognized in the workplace.



  • R 3190-00 (incl. Vat) per delegate
  • Price include course material, certificates of attendance, & catering/ refreshments' safe and secure parking


For further information, contact:

  • Hanlie or Peraldo  (012) 661 3208
  • Email  or  



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