Employment relations, traditionally known as industrial or labour relations, forms an integral part of the activities of labour, employers and the government in business. It centres on balancing, integrating and reconciling the partly common and partly divergent interests of these parties. South African employment relations has reached the milestone of having been available for more than a quarter of a century and is the longest running book in this field in South Africa.
This 8th edition of South African employment relations redefines the various role players in employment relations management and broadens the field to incorporate them. It brings the direction the labour market is going in terms of collective bargaining into sharper focus and proposes ways in which fair workplace relations can be established. It furthermore deals with the latest legislative developments, union activities and other contemporary issues. Besides the case studies and a comprehensive glossary, this edition now includes short inserts entitled “ER in practice” to highlight the challenges posed by industry and the business community, and to empower readers and practitioners to utilise the insights gained from these examples with confidence in their daily business activities. Lecturer support material is also available.
South African employment
relations is aimed at both students and practitioners in this field.
CHAPTER 1 Introducing some fundamentals of employment relations
CHAPTER 2 Actors, or role-players, and stakeholders in employment relations
CHAPTER 3 The development of employment relations in South Africa
CHAPTER 4 Core labour legislation impacting on the employment relationship
CHAPTER 5 Other labour legislation in South Africa
CHAPTER 6 Collective bargaining, conflict and negotiation
CHAPTER 7 Industrial action and strike handling
CHAPTER 8 Organisation-level perspectives: strategies, policies, procedures, processes and practices
CHAPTER 9 Employee involvement and participation
CHAPTER 10 Managing human resources: the broader ER management agenda
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