Retrenchments, short-time and lay-offs, the do’s and don’ts

The course covers the following content:

• Difficult times call for difficult measures.
• The workshop will identify the common errors that employers make and give delegates the key tools to implement all three processes correctly, simply and efficiently, which will substantially limit successful challenges.

About the workshop

How to manage Eskom’s load-shedding woes: The Main Agreement provides solutions
In the absence of an express agreement or collective agreement – an employer could not lawfully deduct wages for time not worked due to load shedding.
The Main Agreement, provides such an agreement and solutions to managing with load-shedding, power outages and any other circumstances beyond the control of the employer.

Load-shedding, short-time, retrenchments and lay-offs, the do’s and don’ts – includes flexible working time arrangements

The course covers the following content:

Managing load-shedding

  • Can hours be reduced and employees not paid for those lost hours?
  • Can you catch up the lost hours and work outside of normal hours at normal time?

The workshop will identify the common errors that employers make and give delegates the key tools to implement all three processes correctly, simply and efficiently, which will substantially limit successful challenges.

Short-time
• Managing load shedding – can hours and pay be cut? What is the process to be followed?
• Applying short-time effectively, fairly and expeditiously.
• The notification: contents, time period, consultation requirement.
• How short can short-time be, how long can you implement short-time for?
• Do you have to have an agreement before you implement short-time?
• Can you have overtime and short-time running con-currently?
• What happens if work suddenly picks up, or decreases further?
• If workers arrive at work and due to circumstances beyond your control cannot work, what can you do?
• What happens if public holidays or sick leave is claimed during a period of short-time?

Alternative working time arrangements
• How flexible can your working hours be?
• Can you catch up lost hours at normal time?
• Can you work on weekends at normal time?

Lay-offs
• An alternative to retrenchments,
• The notification: contents, time period, consultation requirement
• How short can lay-off be, how long can you implement a lay-off for?
• Do you have to have an agreement before you implement a lay-off?
• What happens if work suddenly picks up, or decreases further?
• Can some employees be layed off and others still work?

Retrenchment
• Small scale or large scale retrenchments, what’s the difference?
• The notification and the consultation process – the do’s and don’ts.
• The selection criteria – who is selected for retrenchment – keeping it fair and objective.
• The bumping principle.
• Alternatives to forced retrenchments.
• Severance pay – what must be paid out

Can you use Labour Brokers and Limited Duration Contracts during short-time, lay-offs and retrenchments.

The Training Lay-off scheme

The retrenchment assistance programme

Who should attend?

  • Supervisors
  • Foreman
  • First line Managers
  • Anyone who needs to know the basic principles of dealing with shopfloor misconduct

Included in the fees

  • Course material
  • Parking
  • Lunch and refreshments

 

SEIFSA also offers the training on an in-house basis which is a more cost effective option for several delegates.

Enquiries

Natalie Fourie | Sales Officer
Tel: 011 298 9424
Email: natalie@seifsa.co.za

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