– by Noluthando Makhaza
All decisions in the workplace pertaining to unfair labour practices should be governed by the Labour Relations Act, and it is crucial for both employers and employees to possess the latest copy of this Act. UKZN Extended Learning recently facilitated the six-day programme: Certificate in Labour Law, whereby our proficient law academics and practitioners, including Nicci Whitear-Nel (BA LLB), Senior Lecturer at UKZN’s School of Law, shared insightful and relevant techniques of how to identify and resolve labour disputes.
Highlighting her most memorable experience on the six-day course, Lindiwe Mbatha – a Human Resources Graduate Intern at Airports Company South Africa (King Shaka International Airport), indicated that the first day was very informative and exciting as the facilitator thoroughly unpacked the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, which improved her overall understanding of the subject. While Portia Duma (Head of Industrial Relations – Dairy Day Group, Howick) stated that on her return to work, she will ensure that all policies are in line with the current labour legislation, assess the disciplinary code of her company and apply the recently updated Basic Conditions of Employment Act to all contracts.
UKZN Extended Learning is pleased to receive such encouraging feedback and looks forward to hosting the next Certificate in Labour Law short course. If you would like to be part of the next intake on the 18th July 2018, please go to https://goo.gl/fcMuTc