Short Learning Programmes

Labour Relations

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.

Learning Outcomes

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.

Programme Outline

  •  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 Grievances
    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.

Contact Details

Ansie Barnard – (+27) 082 900 1080

Adéle Kotzé – (051) 401 7303

EMS Building | Block B | Second Floor | 205 Nelson Mandela Drive | Bloemfontein | 9301