A Practical Guide to Handling Strikes, Lockouts and Pickets

Cost: R3 450.00 excl. Vat Duration: 2 Days

NQF Level: 5 | Credits: 3

Unit Standard: 15214

Target Audience

Operational Managers and/or 1st Level Management such as Supervisors and Human Resource Development Practitioners.

Course Overview

This Labour Relations course will enable delegates to interpret and apply labour legislation, as set out in the Labour Relations Act, to strikes, lock-outs and picketing. Successful Delegates will be able to explain the requirements and processes of compliance for disputes as well as the general limitations of the right to strike. Delegates will also be able to demonstrate an understanding of legal issues pertaining to strikes, lock-outs and picketing.

This course will enable Learners to:

  • Demonstrating an understanding of the right to strike and the recourse to lock out.
  • Explaining the limitations as set out in the Labour Relations Act on the right to strike and the recourse to lock out.
  • Interpreting the legality of secondary strikes as set out in the Labour Relations Act
  • Describing the limitations and rights of employees and employers during strikes and lock outs that that are in compliance with the Labour Relations Act.
  • Explaining the requirements, and application of picketing rules in terms of the Labour Relations Act
  • Describing the limitations and rights of employees and employers during strikes and lock outs that that are in compliance with the Labour Relations Act.
  • Explaining the requirements, and application of picketing rules in terms of the Labour Relations Act

Learning assumed to be in place

  • Communication at NQF Level 5.

SETA Assessment of Competency (Optional)

Optional competency assessment is available at R1 600.00 excl. VAT per delegate on this course.

This module is based on outcomes based learning principles where delegates are responsible for their own learning with support available when required.

  • Formative Assessment – to be submitted 1 month from completion of the workshop
  • Summative Assessment – to be submitted up to 6 months from submission of the Formative Assessment

Topics

1. Bargaining Councils
  • The Right to Strike and Lock-out
  • Strike and Lock-Out Procedures
  • Collective Agreements
  • Strikes, Lock-outs and the Labour Relations Act
  • Limitations of Strikes and Lock-outs
  • Prohibitions on Strikes and Lock-outs
  • Employment and Pay during Strikes and Lock-outs
  • Illegal or Unprotected Strikes
  • Limitations to the right to strike or recourse to lockout and the Labour Relations Act
  • Handling Strike and Lock-out Actions
  • Strikes, misconduct and Dismissal
2. Secondary Strikes
  • Secondary Strikes and the Labour Relations Act
  • Case studies – When are Secondary Strikes Protected?
3. Picketing
  • The Legal Position of Picketing
  • Code of Good Practice on Picketing
  • Further Rules about Picketing
  • Picketing and the Labour Relations Act