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Labour legislation in South Africa is one of the biggest challenges facing managers and business people in South Africa. There is a maze of legislation governing correct practices and the legislation changes on an ongoing basis. To ensure that you are sufficiently trained and up to date on the topic and to ensure that you avoid the CCMA and Labour courts, AstroTech is offering a training programme titled "Labour Relations and Labour Law". Furthermore, applying best practices can assist you to get the best out of your staff.

The course covers the following key topics:

  • Managing Poor Performance
    - Setting Performance Standards
    - Performance Measurement
    - Counselling for Improved Performance
    - Discipline & Dismissal

  • Discipline & Disciplinary Action

  • Disciplinary Hearings
    - Conducting an Investigation
    - Fair Procedure
    - Disciplinary Standards & Norms
    - Preparation for Hearings
    - Roles and Responsibilities
    - Appeals
    - Evidence
    - Mitigating Circumstances
    - Record Keeping

  • Employment Issues
    - Grievance Procedures
    - Codes of Conduct & Company Policies & Procedures
    - Unfair Dismissals
    - Automatic Dismissals
    - Recruitment
    - Contracts of Employment
    - Temporary Employees & Independent Contractors
    - Termination of Employment
    - Process for Discipline, Grievances & Retrenchment
    - Affirmative Action
    - Unfair Discrimination
    - Conditions of Service
    - Working Time & Leave
    - Unfair Labour Practice

  • Industrial Relations Negotiations
    - Union Negotiation, Wage Negotiation & Collective Agreements
    - Worker Participation, Trade Unions & the Role of Shop Stewards
    - Trade unions, their functions and structures
    - Strikes, lockouts and Protest Action

  • Dispute Resolution
    - Conciliation & Arbitration
    - Preparation for Arbitration
    - Arbitration Hearings
    - Arbitration Awards
    - Review of Awards
    - Settlement Agreements

  • Labour Legislation
    - Basic Conditions of Employment Act
    - The Labour Relations Act
    - Occupational Health and Safety Act
    - The CCMA, Bargaining Councils & The Labour Court
    - Anticipated amendments to Labour Legislation

  • And much more!


  • CEOs, Managing Directors, Directors and Senior Managers
  • Managers, Team Leaders and Supervisors
  • HR Managers and Practitioners
  • Anyone else wanting to increase their knowledge of Labour Relations and Labour Law


  • Gain a practical understanding of the legislation
  • Keep up to date on labour related topics
  • Stay out of trouble with the CCMA/Courts
  • Learn the right way of doing things


  • Training Manual & CD
  • All delegates receive one month of telephonic support relating to course content

GENERAL Provision of the course by AstroTech includes:

  • Professional Presentation of the subject matter
  • All course material & tutorials
  • 1 month of related telephonic support

The course is 3 days in duration.

Please note that the venue, lunch and refreshments must be provided in-house and is not included in the cost of the course.

For more information on AstroTech in-house courses, please contact AstroTech on 0861 Astro T (0861 278 768) or 011 582 3222 or