Labour Relations Act

Develop a better understanding of the purpose and contents of the Labour Relations Act. This course can be conducted over one day or over a few hours in a modularized format, to meet clients' needs.


  1. Overview of the Labour Relations Act
    1. Purpose
    2. Contents of the LRA
    3. Freedom of association
    4. Definition of a workplace
  2. Organisational rights
    1. The definition of a workplace
    2. Rights of sufficiently representative unions
    3. Rights of majority representative unions
    4. Disclosure of Information
  3. Collective agreements
    1. Agency shop agreements
    2. Closed shop agreements
  4. Industrial action
    1. Definition of a strike
    2. Forms of strike action
    3. Protected and unprotected strikes
    4. Picketing
    5. Replacement labour
    6. Protest action
  5. The dispute resolution system
    1. Disputes and related processes
    2. The dispute resolution bodies
    3. The primary processes
    4. Characteristics of the primary processes
  6. Unfair dismissal and unfair labour practice
    1. Termination descriptions
    2. Substantive considerations
    3. Procedural considerations
    4. LRA Code of Good Practice
    5. Remedies for unfair dismissal
    6. Unfair labour practice

This course is accredited by the South African Board for People Practices (SABPP) and is aligned to unit standard 13952 Demonstrate a Basic Understanding of the Primary Labour Legislation that Impacts on a Business Unit (NQF occupational qualification level 4, 10 credits).

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