The Labour Relations Act (LRA) has done away with the Industrial Court and the concept of the “unfair labour practice”. Striving towards its goal of giving effect to fundamental constitutional rights, the LRA has introduced a Labour Court which adjudicates a set of rights and obligations codified by the LRA.
There are various structures responsible for the implementation of the LRA : the Commission for Conciliation and Arbitration (CCMA) is responsible for dispute resolution, voluntary bargaining councils may be established by registered trade unions and employer’s organization and workplace forums may be constituted by a trade unions representative of the majority of employees within a particular workplace ,and give the employees within the workplace the right to be consulted , and seek to promote work place harmony. Of all these structures, the one most encouraged by LRA is the collective agreement between employer and employees which the LRA considers to be the most important tool of labour relations.
We believe that our strength in this field lies in the creative and constructive approach which we adopt in resolving labour disputes. Lesley Ramulifho is geared to assist clients in all aspects of this field.
WHAT DO WE DO?
- Resolve labour disputes through negotiation, mediation, arbitration or litigation
- Negotiate and draw recognition and procedural agreements, contracts of employment and employee benefit schemes.
- Offer advice regarding retrenchments and the industrial relations implications of restructuring, rationalization, mergers and acquisitions.
- Advise and assist in the handling of all aspects regarding strikes, lock-outs and other forms of industrial action.