About the workshop
The workshop will cover the industry collective bargaining structure and process, wage increases and minimum rates of pay, various types of employment relationships, such as labour brokers, limited duration contract workers, and the A to Z of the conditions of employment for employees covered by the Main Agreement, including:
- Wage rates and the wage exemption procedure
- The three year deal, the no-strike clause and protection against plant level bargaining
- Load shedding, power outages and other unforeseen contingencies – utilising section 7 (Short-time) to your advantage
- Alternative employment relationships and the LRA’s three months deeming clause which falls on 1 April 2015
- Limited Duration Contracts (LDC / FTC)
- Labour broker services (TES)
- Independent Contractors
- Temporary employees
- Payment for overtime, Public Holidays, Sunday pay and shift allowances, including flexible working time arrangements
- Calculation of shifts for leave and leave enhancement pay
- Family responsibility leave / Managing sick leave and invalid sick notes
- Maternity leave
- Standby and call-out allowances
- The Sick Pay Fund benefits, including sick benefits, maternity and adoption benefits and compassionate leave
- Annual leave pay and leave enhancement pay including the annual shutdown
- Injury on duty provisions
- Retrenchment, lay-offs and severance pay and short-time provisions
Michael Lavender joined SEIFSA in 1991 as an Industrial Relations Advisor, after two and a half years in the mining industry in the position of an Industrial Relations Advisor. He has held various positions within the Industrial Relations Division, including Senior Industrial Relations Advisor, Industrial Relations Services Training Manager, and was appointed to the position of Industrial Relations Manager in 2013.
Providing key Industrial relations consultancy and training services, Michael holds:
- a Bachelor of Social Sciences degree, majoring in Industrial Psychology and Economics from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, formerly the University of Natal,
- a Personnel Management Trainee Programme from Rand Mines,
- a Certificate Programme in Industrial Relations (CPIR) from the University of the Witwatersrand’s Graduate School of Public and Development Management (Wits Business School), and
- an Expert Negotiator Certificate issued by the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS).
In addition, Michael is the Lift and Escalator Employer spokesperson for the Lift negotiations.
He is also a representative at the Metal and Engineering Industries Bargaining Council.
He has gained extensive knowledge and experience and daily duties include but are not limited to, advising and training companies on the Main Agreement and labour law, chairing hearings in the areas of disciplinary, incapacity, grievance. Representing various companies in retrenchment consultations and other industrial relations matters such as disputes and industrial action, as well as at the CCMA and the MEIBC Bargaining Council at conciliation and arbitration.
Who should attend?
Anyone who needs to understand the Main Agreement’s Technical Schedules including how to grade your employees and ensure that they are paid correctly including:
- Line Managers
- Managing Directors
- HR / IR personnel
- Payroll Staff
- Shop stewards
NB: It is advisable that delegates have some technical knowledge of their operations and machinery.
The presentation will be adapted to each and every company`s own requirements, with images of an individual company`s plant and equipment being taken during the assessment session before the day of the workshop, so that these images and details of your machinery will be incorporated into the presentation.
Included in the fees
- Workshop material
- Certificate of attendance
- Lunch and Refreshments
SEIFSA also offers the training on an in-house basis which is a more cost effective option for several delegates.