Preparing for Industry Strike Action: A SEIFSA Mid-Morning Breakfast Briefing Session

About the workshop
Deadlock, dispute declaration, strike and lock-out action, be prepared. The negotiations will be conducted in a mostly uncompromising manner with both parties advising that certain demands are non-negotiable. It is anticipated that disputes will be declared early June 2017. This will then unlock the process that will allow for industry strike action to commence from early July 2017. 

This briefing session will inform delegates of what has transpired and what still to expect in this year’s round of wage negotiations. Key non-negotiable demands are on the table from the employer camp and the trade unions, and unless there is resolution, reaching any agreement is threatened.

The briefing session will cover all you need to know on strikes, lock-outs, picketing, protests, shut-outs, temporary workers etc. Input on contingency plans and strike management guidelines will be covered, to ensure that companies are not only prepared but, more importantly understand their rights during this highly difficult and disruptive period.

The presenter

The briefing session will be led by personnel from SEIFSA’s Industrial Relations and Legal Department. They are acknowledged as experts in all facets of industrial relations, including industry negotiations, industrial action, dismissals, employment contracts etc

Who should attend?

  • Business Owners
  • Directors
  • Managers
  • HR and IR Practioner’s

The workshop will cover

  • A brief introduction to the 2017 negotiations
  • The non-negotiable demands
  • Deadlock, dispute declaration and the dispute resolution process
  • Definition of a strike and a lock-out
  • Who may strike, who may be locked out and/or who could be shut out?
  • Lock-out versus shut-out
  • Dealing with go-slows, overtime bans and industrial sabotage
  • The industry peace accord
  • Guidelines for concluding company level strike and picketing agreements
  • Lawful versus unlawful industrial action
  • Guidelines on establishing an in-house strike management team:
    • Contingency Planning
    • Communication
    • Safety and security
    • Collating evidence and record Keeping
    • Business plan for the strike period
    • Financial Planning
    • Disciplinary, civil and criminal action
  • The impact of strike and/or lock-out action on shifts, leave pay and leave enhancement pay
  • Scheduled versus non-scheduled workers and striking versus non-striking workers - rights and responsibilities
  • Managing sick leave, paid leave and unpaid leave during a strike and/ or lock-out
  • Can striking employees be dismissed?

Included in the fees

  • All course material
  • Refreshments
  • Breakfast
  • Parking

Event Properties

Event Date Tuesday, 13 Jun 2017
Start Time 08:45 AM
Event End Date Tuesday, 13 Jun 2017
End Time 12:00 PM
Member Fee R 1900.00
Non-Member Fee R 2385.00
The Lakes Hotel | Benoni
1 Country Lane, Lakefield
The Lakes Hotel | Benoni
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