Code of Good Practice on the Integration of Employment Equity into Human: Part 8

 

Shop Steward Training

 

A practical approach to labour legislation in the workplace

 

Full-day interactive online course 

 

19 August 2022 (09:00 - 16:00) Interactive Online Course 

 

 

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Course content

 

Module 1: Recognition of a trade union and collective bargaining 

 

Organizational Rights for registered trade unions

  • Sufficient representation
  • Majority representation
  • Disputes about organisational rights 
  • Trade Union access to the Workplace
  • Deduction of trade union subscriptions or levies
  • Trade Union Representatives
  • Leave for Trade Union activities
  • Disclosure of Information to Trade Union

 

The role of the shop steward

  • Functions and duties of shop stewards
  • Disciplinary action against a shop steward

 

Collective Agreements

  • Legal effect of collective agreement
  • Disputes about collective agreements
  • Agency Shop Agreements
  • Closed shop agreements 

 

Collective Bargaining

  • What is a matter of mutual interest?
  • Must the employer negotiate?
  • Deadlock in negotiations – the options
  • Refusals to bargain (negotiate) disputes

 

Industrial Action

  • What constitutes protected industrial action (protected strike)
  • Dismissals based on participation in protected industrial action
  • Unprotected industrial action and dismissals
  • Picket rules
  • The employer’s right to lock out

 

Module 2: Schedule 8: the Code of Good Practice on dismissal - misconduct           

 

The disciplinary process in workplaces

  • Fair procedure and reason for dismissal
  • Automatic unfair dismissals
  • Unfair labour practices
  • The employer’s disciplinary code and how it is applied
  • Progressive discipline (the process of warning employees)
  • Fair procedure (suspending and charging an employee)
  • External representation at a disciplinary enquiry

 

The disciplinary enquiry

  • The chairperson
  • The format of disciplinary enquiries

 

Module 3: Schedule 8: the Code of Good Practice on dismissal - incapacity           

  • How the employer should address poor work performance – the counselling process
  • May the shop steward assist the poor work performer?
  • Incapacity dismissals (poor work performance, including medical incapacity)

 

Module 4: Overview of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act 

 

Regulation of Working Time

  • Hours of Work and Overtime
  • Lunch and tea breaks
  • Sunday Work; Night Work
  • Public Holidays 

 

Leave

  • Annual Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • Proof of Incapacity
  • Maternity Leave
  • Parental Leave
  • Family Responsibility leave
  • Absenteeism 

 

Termination of Employment

  • Notice of termination
  • Payment instead of Notice
  • Payments on Termination
  • Certificate of Service 

 

Purpose of the course: 

To enable shop stewards to understand and effectively apply the principles of labour legislation in the workplace.

 

Upon completion of the course delegates will be able to: 

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the rights and limitations pertaining to the recognition of trade unions in the workplace, collective bargaining and industrial action.
  • The purpose and application of the Basic Conditions of Employment.
  • Effectively assist employees in the workplace in disciplinary and incapacity matters.
  • Effectively and constructively engage employers on workplace related matters

 

The course will be useful for: 

  • Trade union representatives (“Shop Stewards”)
  • Employee representatives

 

Registration Fee

  • Price per delegate:  R 2440-00 

The above fee includes course material and if applicable, lunch and refreshments.

Course material will only be made available to paid participants.

Seats are limited. Early booking is essential.

essential.

 

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