Labour resources library – In the labour arena employers are confronted daily with a breakdown in the employer-employee relationship, which can be detrimental to a South African business. As the Consolidated Employers Organisation our resource centre is one more value adding tool we provide to our members. The resource centre is an empowering tool for employers managing their employee-employer relationships. In the end it is who you know that will determine if you were supported by the right professionals, empowered by knowledge and safeguarded by discipline and ethics.
The Labour Relations Act (LRA): The aim of the Labour Relations Act 66 of 195 is to promote social justice, promote economic development, it furher aims to promote labour peace and decomcracy in the workplace.
The Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA) determines minimum standards that apply to any contract of employment, except members of the National Defence Force, the National Intelligence Agency, the South African Secret Service and unpaid charity workers.
The Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) is a dispute resolution body established in terms of the Labour Relations Act, 66 of 1995 (LRA). It is an independent body and is not controlled by any political party, trade union or business.
The Metal and Engineering Industries Bargaining Council is a national statutory body created under the Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995. The purpose of this council was to provide for the co-regulation of stable and productive employment relations in the metal and engineering industries. The council is an industry based forum of organised business and labour that regulates employment conditions and labour relations in the metal and engineering industry. The council currently provides dispute resolution services and regulates certain employee benefits.
The Bargaining Council for the Civil Engineering Industry is a national statutory body created under the Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995 to provide for the co-regulation of stable and productive employment relations in the civil engineering industry. The council is an industry based forum of organised business and labour that regulates employment conditions and labour relations in the civil engineering industry. It provides for the necessary administrative infrastructure and technical expertise to ensure effective collective bargaining, industry compliance, dispute resolution and social protection services.
The Motor Industry Bargaining Council is a national forum as envisaged in the Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995, to create and maintain industrial peace and stability in the Motor Industry. It provides for an array of industry services ranging from settlement of labour disputes to the regulation of social benefits. The council consists of representatives from both employers’ and employees’ organisations and has equal representation from both sides. The collective agreements negotiated by this council are, where necessary, extended by the Minister of Labour to cover the entire industry once satisfied that the parties to this council are in the majority.
The National Bargaining Council for the Road Freight and Logistics Industry is governed by the Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995, which allows for the establishment of a bargaining forum for an industry and area. Through collective bargaining, organised business and labour, collectively negotiate wages and matters of mutual interest to the Road Freight and Logistics Industry. This council regulates the industry standards by enforcing minimum standards and conditions of employment within the Road Freight and Logistics Industry, which ultimately may contribute to labour stability. This council also supports its members through managing the Industry’s annual leave, sick leave, holiday bonus funds, and by providing health and wellness as well as dispute resolution management services.