The Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel, Sandton | Johannesburg 30 October 2019
The latest indicators from the Department of Labour show industrial action is on the rise. The number of strikes in SA rose to a new high of 132 in 2017, that’s an 8% increase from 2016. In addition, the number of workers who participated in strikes climbed by an astounding 39%. The cost of strikes also rose dramatically, from R161-million in 2016 to R251-million in 2017.This rising level of industrial action and unrest in SA is a major cause of concern for investors and investor confidence. To mitigate this risk, organisations need to be more strategic in their approach to Industrial Relations (IR). Issues such as the poor socio-economic conditions of workers, inter-union rivalry and violent strikes resulting in job losses need to be addressed.
The speakers and topics at our upcoming Industrial Relations Seminar have been carefully selected to reflect the latest trends in the South African industrial relations landscape. This one-day seminar will focus on the changing IR environment – new realities, new challenges and new approaches. It will also provide the ideal opportunity for IR and ER practitioners, trade unionists and government officials, HR and labour practitioners, lawyers and business leaders to keep abreast of the latest trends and pertinent issues in the labour market and to participate in discussions to resolve some of the current employment challenges.
|30 OCTOBER 2019|
Registration | Meet and greet conference attendees, presenters and Knowledge Resources Registration Staff
Welcome and introduction by chairperson
The impact of current labour trends on business and future business sustainability - The future of our labour relations and economic landscape is shaped by what we do right nowChris Jacobs, Director, Employee Relations Specialist, OIM International
Restructuring leading to retrenchments is at the order of the day how do you foster IR/ER relationships in such an environment?
|10:00– 10:30||Morning Break | Enjoy coffee/tea and snacks and connect with leaders from across the industry|
Right to strike, but what about responsibility during a strike? CASE STUDIES – post mortem on 2 strikes
How Mercedes Benz SA made co-determination work CASE STUDYAbey Kgotle, HR Director, Mercedes Benz SA
|12:30 - 13:30||Lunch | Engage in meaningful, learning conversations while enjoying a delicious meal|
|13:30 – 13:35||
Workplace bullying CASE STUDY
|13:35 – 14:30||
The role of line managers in employee relations – CASE STUDY
|14:30- 14:45||Afternoon break | Enjoy coffee/tea and snacks and connect with leaders from across the industry|
|14:45 - 15:30||
Labour Landmines – Learn how to protect your business and avoid costly legal battlesIvan Israelstam, CEO, Labour Law Advice (Author of LABOUR LANDMINES: 99 WAYS TO WIN AT THE CCMA, Published by KR, April 2019)
|15:30||Wrap up and end of Seminar|
|30 October 2019 | Industrial and Employee Relations Seminar
||R4 500.00 excl. VAT|
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