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Industrial and Employee Relations Seminar

New realities, new challenges and new approaches

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One-day Seminar
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.


WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND?

  • Learn about the impact of current labour trends on business and future business sustainability
  • Find out how to foster IR/ER relationships in an environment of restructuring that leads to retrenchments
  • Learn more about responsibility during a strike? CASE STUDIES – post mortem on 2 strikes
  • How Mercedes Benz SA made co-determination work CASE STUDY
  • How to manage and control workplace bullying CASE STUDY
  • Get insights on the role of line managers in employee relations – CASE STUDY
  • Learn how to protect your business and avoid costly legal battles

WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND

  • Industrial, labour and employee relations
  • HR Directors
  • Senior HR Managers
  • Legal Advisors
  • Heads of Strategy
  • Public and private sector
  • Government from municipal to national level

For more information about the Seminar, please contact Katie van der Schyff on +2711 706 6009 katie@knowres.co.za

Seminar Programme

30 OCTOBER 2019

07:30–08:30

Registration | Meet and greet conference attendees, presenters and Knowledge Resources Registration Staff

08:30–08:35

Welcome and introduction by chairperson


08:35–09:15

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 now

Chris Jacobs, Director, Employee Relations Specialist, OIM International

09:15–10:00

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

10:30– 11:15

Right to strike, but what about responsibility during a strike? CASE STUDIES – post mortem on 2 strikes

11:15- 12:30

How Mercedes Benz SA made co-determination work CASE STUDY

Abey 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
Bullying not easy to resolve – Generally bullying will be recognised as harassment and therefore unfair discrimination

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 battles

Ivan 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
 

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For more information about the Seminar, please contact Katie van der Schyff on +2711 706 6009 katie@knowres.co.za
   
   
   


REGISTRATION FEES
  Price
30 October 2019 |  Industrial and Employee Relations Seminar
R4 500.00 excl. VAT

Please note:

  • Payment must be received prior to attendance
  • Registration fees include refreshments, lunch, parking and conference material
SETA grants and accreditation requirements
Many of our delegates enquire about the accreditation of our events. There is a misconception that organisations qualify for SETA grants only for accredited programmes. This is not correct. The payment of SETA grants is regulated by the Government Gazette, no. 9867, Vol. 570, 3 December 2012, no. 35940. These Regulations clearly state that the SETAs “must allocate a mandatory grant to a levy paying employer” that has submitted a WSP and ATR by the regulated date, has provided all the information required in the regulated template, and is up to date with skills levy payments. Furthermore, the template in the Regulations (Section C: Skills Development) allows employers to include ALL planned training in the report; not only accredited programmes.
 
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Special discount for registered NPO’s, small businesses (30 or less employees) & full-time lecturers at universitiescontact us for more information!



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For more information and to book your seat contact Katie van der Schyff +2711 706 6009 or katie@knowres.co.za


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magdeline@knowres.co.za

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