LEGISLATION AND EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS IN SOUTH AFRICA: A NARRATIVE OVERVIEW OF WORKPLACE DISPUTEDownload This Article
This paper provides an overview of legislative measures applied in handling grievances and disciplinary matters in the workplace from the South African perspective. South Africa is one of the unionised countries in the world and the involvement of trade unions in resolving disputes including grievances and disciplinary matters is crucial. Trade unions, employers’ organisations and the state play an integral role in employment relations. Unions represent their members during dispute proceedings at various institutions where they (trade unions) are recognised. The country’s statutory measures must always be adhered-to in the handling of grievances and disciplinary procedures. The author relates the manner in which grievances and disciplinary proceedings are handled in a unionised workplace environment.
Key Words: Trade Union, Employment Relations, Legislation, Code Of Good Practice, Grievances And Disciplinary Procedures
How to cite this paper: Mzangwa, S. T. (2015). Legislation and employment relations in South Africa: A narrative overview of workplace dispute. Journal of Governance and Regulation, 4(4-1), 167-177. https://doi.org/10.22495/jgr_v4_i4_c1_p4