Basic Labour Relations Management Skills



Days: 2

CPD Points: 2

Learning Outcomes:

  • Gain a better understanding of the basics of the South African Industrial Relations system as it affects managers
  • Gain a better understanding of the reasoning behind a management strategy to create positive employee relations at shop floor level
  • Gain a thorough understanding of the new legal statutes that govern the employer-employee relationship
  • Obtain a definition of discipline and its purpose
  • Obtain an overview of the key principles of the new Labor Relations Act (1995) and amendments with particular reference to unfair dismissals
  • Obtain an overview of the new Basic Conditions of Employment Act as it affects terms and conditions of employment
  • Understand the importance of a corrective approach to discipline for creating positive employee relations
  • Gain a thorough knowledge of disciplinary procedures and codes and how to apply these in the workplace
  • Understand the principle of “procedural and substantive fairness” in discipline and the application thereof
  • Conduct a formal disciplinary discussion
  • Deciding on the appropriate disciplinary sanction
  • Maintaining accurate disciplinary records
  • Initiating at a disciplinary hearing

Target Audience:

Line managers and supervisors involved in managing the performance of others.


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