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Author Gobind, Jenni,
Title South African employment relations In context / by Jenni Gobind.
Imprint Randburg, South Africa : Knowres Publishing, 2015.

Author Gobind, Jenni,
Subject Industrial relations -- South Africa.
Labor laws and legislation -- South Africa.
Labor unions -- South Africa.
Collective bargaining -- South Africa.
Strikes and lockouts -- South Africa.
Description 1 online resource (viii, 222 pages)
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed December 20, 2016)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Cover; Title Page; Endorsements; Copyright Page; Table of contents; List of figures and tables; About the author; Preface; Chapter 1 South African employment relations in context; Introduction; Employment relations: An historical overview; British influence on the early South African labour movement; Communist footprint; Anti-apartheid revolt; Post-apartheid South Africa; Sub-Saharan Africa; Labour migration; Employee demography; The need for employee relations in South Africa; Employee relations climate; Trust, or the lack thereof.
Chapter 2 The role and purpose of employee relations in the South African workplaceIntroduction; Role-players within employee relations; Role of employee relations; Purpose of employee relations; Employee relations as a strategic priority; A different approach; The challenge; Chapter 3 Contemporary employee relations: An overview; Introduction; Erratic strike season; Wildcat strikes and their unpredictability; Unconventional wage demands; Foreign employees' labour rights; The probation period; Dismissal for poor performance during probation; Procedure.
Credit and criminal background checks: Faux pasWhat employers can check; Chapter 4 Sufficiently representative trade union access to the workplace; Introduction; Trade union recognition; Majority and sufficiently represented trade union access to the workplace; The LRA and sufficiently represented trade unions; Organisational rights; Sufficiently representative trade unions' right to strike; Challenges faced by sufficiently representative trade unions; Sufficiently represented unions: The last straw; Organisational rights under the LRA; Pending employment legislation; Freedom of association.
Realising access to the workplaceChapter 5 Union density; Introduction; Role of the union; Reasons for joining trade unions; Trade union density; Reasons for the decline in union membership; Future of unions; Trade union density in South Africa; Chapter 6 Collective bargaining and negotiation: A South African landscape; Introduction; History of collective bargaining; Theories of collective bargaining; Approaches to collective bargaining; The legislative framework of collective bargaining; Elements that constrain collective bargaining; Conflict control mechanism; General negotiation options.
Preconditions for problem solvingCritical aspects of negotiations; Collective bargaining in South Africa; Chapter 7 Temporary employment; Introduction; Labour amendments and the temporary employee; Fixed-term contracts; Part-time employee; Employment Services Act, 4 of 2014; Private employment agents; The road ahead; Chapter 8 Employee voice; Introduction; Mechanisms for employee voice; Employee involvement and participation; Communication; Chapter 9 Constructive dismissal: An avenue seldom travelled; Introduction; Constructive dismissal; Potential signs of a constructive dismissal case.
ISBN 9781869225278 (electronic bk.)
1869225279 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 965905080
Additional Format Print version: Gobind, Jenni. South African employment relations in context. Randburg, South Africa : Knowres Publishing, c2015 viii, 222 pages 9781869225261

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