Short Learning Programmes
Objectives of the Programme
The aim of Labour Relations is to equip participants to be able to understand Labour Relations, and be able to prepare for a disciplinary hearing.
By the end of the programme, participants should be able to:
- Understand and describe the concept of labour relations in writing by reflecting on its nature as of cardinal importance in modern industrialised society.
- Understand and apply the theory of unfair dismissal and unfair practice in the organisation.
- Understand and apply disciplinary and grievance procedures.
- Differentiate between types of bargaining and distinguish the sub-processes of collective bargaining.
- Reflect on the personality and skills dimension a negotiator should have.
Who Should Attend?
The programme is predominantly directed at managers and supervisors dealing with disciplinary hearings and procedures.
- Labour Relations and the legalistic framework
o Labour Relations Act
o Discrimination in human resource management
o Basic Conditions of the Employment Act
o Unemployment Insurance Act
- Unfair dismissal and the unfair labour practice
- Procedures in labour relations
o Strikes and lock-outs in South Africa
o Staff reduction procedures
o Disciplinary process
o Discipline and dismissal
o Incapacity due to unsatisfactory work performance
- Negotiation skills
o Practical collective bargaining and negotiations
o Conflict and power in the negotiation process
o Bargaining strategies
o The sub-process of negotiations
o Personality and skills dimensions of a negotiator
o Negotiations tactics
o Mistakes during negotiations
Duration & Accreditation
Duration (excluding time given for the assignment):
- Face to Face – 2 days
- Online – 14 days
- After the successful completion of the programme, the student will receive a certificate (NQF level 5) issued and endorsed by the UFS. Recognition to the Higher Certificate in Management is available.
- All short learning programmes can be customised and offered on an in-house basis.