Introduction to the Labour Relations Act

The Labour Relations Act deals with a whole range of critical individual and collective labour law matters.

This workshop gives students key insight into unfair labour practices, unfair dismissal, the formation and rights of trade unions, industrial action (strikes and lockouts), and SA’s labour dispute resolution institutions such as the CCMA and the labour courts. This workshop includes step-by-step, practical guidelines on the day-to-day management of an employer’s relationship with a trade union, highlighting the rights of trade unions and employers alike.

This e-course answers critically important questions such as ‘what rights, if any, must employers grant a trade union?’; ‘what rights do shop stewards have?’; ‘when may a trade union strike?’; ‘is it possible to dismiss striking workers?’; ‘how does the CCMA work?’; ‘what is an unfair labour practice?’. In addition, this e-course includes numerous references to important landmark case law relating to various aspects of the Act, and at the end of each module, students have the opportunity to test their understanding and comprehension in a carefully constructed module assessment exercise.

Course Information

Difficulty: Moderate


Course Instructor

Tony Healy Tony Healy Content Director

This e-course has been compiled by leading labour relations and employment law expert, Tony Healy, who has vast experience in all aspects of SA labour relations and employment law. Prior to establishing labour law consultancy Tony Healy & Associates in 1995, Tony held executive labour relations positions at Barlow Rand, the Premier Group and SAB: Miller. He has appeared at the Industrial Court, as well as the CCMA and various Bargaining Councils across the country, in both conciliation and arbitration hearings, since 1995. Tony is a regular guest on national television and radio, as a recognised subject expert in the fields of labour relations and employment law, and has been an employment law newspaper columnist in national newspapers since 1995, including Business Day.

Once Off

R699.00 excl VAT

Workshop over view & orientation

Trade union access to workplace

Deduction of trade union subscriptions or levies

Trade union representatives & leave for trade union activities

Disclosure of information

Right to establish thresholds of representativeness

Disputes about organizational rights

Collective Agreements

Disputes about collective agreements

Agency Shop Agreements

Closed Shop Agreements

Bargaining Councils in the Public Service

Statutory Councils

General Provisions Concerning Councils