Effective Industrial Relations on the Shopfloor

This two day workshop covers important labour legislation, fair and effective discipline, the management of conflict and the industry’s Main Agreement.

Delegates will learn essential industrial relations skills, principles and concepts and how to implement fair discipline and resolve conflict.

The workshop will cover

  • The supervisor’s role in industrial relations
  • The supervisor, trade union and shop steward – managing the relationship and conflict
  • Industrial legislation relevant to supervisors
  • The Main Agreement
  • Common areas of conflict on the shopfloor – sick leave abuse, absenteeism, etc.
  • General principles of discipline
  • Conducting a fair disciplinary enquiry
  • The effect of criminal proceedings on disciplinary action
  • The Code of Good Practice, LRA Schedule
  • Effective grievance handling

Employment Contracts and the Law

Employers need to ensure that contracts of employment provide the maximum benefit to the company and ensure the flexibility that every successful company needs.

The workshop will cover

The potential pitfalls and benefits of using alternative and flexible employment arrangements, including avoiding claims of unfair employment practices and unfair dismissals. Focus will be given to permanent employment contracts, limited duration or fixed term contracts, the use of labour brokers and independent contractors and casual employment. The course will cover the impact that labour legislation such as the Main Agreement, Basic Conditions of Employment Act and the Labour Relations Act has on these contractual arrangements. Mention will be made of other beneficial flexible working arrangements contained in the Main Agreement.

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