The 6th edition of South African employment relations: theory and practice has the distinction that after 20 years of existence in the market, it is one of the longest continuously running employment relations books in South Africa. This is no small achievement if the constantly changing business, social and political issues in the current democratic South Africa, and the consequent need for regular updates if the book is to be of any value, are taken into consideration.
The refinement of this edition of the book is a continuation of the major repositioning and retooling which was undertaken in the previous edition. This is particularly evident as far as the dovetailing between employment relations (ER) and human resource management (HRM) is concerned, relevant due to the continuing prominence and interdependency between these two disciplines in the South African and international business environment. The workplace processes and activities which reflect a broader picture of international trends were also integrated in this edition via the focus of two of the authors who now have substantial international experience, namely Pieter Nel and Ben Swanepoel. The 6th edition therefore once again reflects current theory and practice in South Africa in terms of the global markets within which the business community and multinational companies operate.
Increased scope and detail enables students and tutors to become significantly au fait with the dynamics and development of employment relations as it is currently practised in South Africa. This is reflected in the new range of case studies and practical examples, which appear at the end of each chapter of the book.
- Introducing the fundamentals of employment relations
- The employment relations role players
- The development of employment relations in South Africa
- Core labour legislation impacting on the employment relationship
- Other labour legislation in South Africa
- Collective bargaining and negotiation
- Industrial action and strike handling
- Organisation-level perspectives: strategy and policy, procedures and practices
- Industrial democracy, participation and cooperation
- Managing human resources: challenges integral to South African employment relations
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