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Services

SERVICES – TRAINING

Contact us for fully customisable, in-house training solutions.  We provide comprehensive training on all industrial relations matters, ranging from introductory courses on labour legislation, to detailed training on how to implement retrenchments, to dealing effectively with workplace discipline.  Available in-house workshops include, but are not limited to:

Introduction to Employment Law

Effective Management of Workplace Discipline (includes guidance on counselling, the issuing of warnings, chairing of disciplinary enquiries, appeals, etc.)

  • Chairing Disciplinary Enquiries
  • The Employment Contract: A Manager’s Guide
  • The Law of Evidence
  • Implementing Retrenchments Fairly and Effectively
  • Managing Dismissals for Employee Incapacity
  • Unfair Labour Practices – All You Need to Know
  • Effective Implementation of the Employment Equity Act
  • Interpretation of collective agreements
  • Submitting a Winning Exemption Application
  • Collective Bargaining and Wage Negotiations
  • Negotiations: Ensure a Favourable Outcome
  • Strike Management
  • The Management of Trade Union Organizational Rights
  • How to Manage Sick Leave and Absenteeism
  • Labour broker utilization

SERVICES – Conciliation and Arbitration Preparation

Declaration of disputes are an all-too-common challenge faced by employers.  The alternative dispute resolution processes favoured by the CCMA and bargaining councils can be difficult to get to grips with.  Let us guide you through the processes, ensuring that you are fully prepared to deal effectively with any disputes around dismissals, wages and working conditions, workplace changes or discrimination.

SERVICES – CONSULTANCY

Gordon Angus and Associates provides a comprehensive, professional consultancy, advisory and training service on:

  • Employment law compliance audits
  • Discipline management, including designing/editing of policies, guidance on counselling, the issuing of warnings, chairing of disciplinary enquiries, appeals, etc.
  • Dispute resolution, including representation at conciliation, arbitration preparation, etc. at bargaining councils and the CCMA
  • Drafting of policies
  • Employment contracts
  • Retrenchments and restructuring
  • Employment equity committees, plans and reports
  • Interpretation of collective agreements
  • Completion of exemption applications
  • Collective bargaining and wage negotiations
  • Plant level negotiations
  • Strike management
  • Management of trade union organizational rights
  • Sick leave and absenteeism management
  • Labour broker utilization 

SERVICES – Disciplinary enquiries

The procedural and substantive fairness requirements under current labour legislation are onerous on employers.  Even the smallest error in the disciplinary process can cost your company dearly.  Very often managers and executives will lack the skills required to ensure a fair enquiry is held when an employee is facing strict disciplinary action and many senior employees are reluctant to chair disciplinary enquiries as they feel embarrassed about having to take disciplinary action against a member of the team.

Having an experienced, independent external chairperson ensures not only the fair treatment of the employee facing disciplinary action, but minimizes the risk of mistakes being made and therefore your exposure loss in any subsequent unfair dismissal or unfair labour practice disputes raised at the CCMA or bargaining council.

Comprehensive training on the entire disciplinary process, from issuing informal verbal warnings to chairing disciplinary enquiries, is also available.

  • Employment law compliance audits
  • Discipline management, including designing/editing of policies, guidance on counselling, the issuing of warnings, chairing of disciplinary enquiries, appeals, etc.
  • Dispute resolution, including representation at conciliation, arbitration preparation, etc. at bargaining councils and the CCMA
  • Drafting of policies
  • Employment contracts
  • Retrenchments and restructuring
  • Employment equity committees, plans and reports
  • Interpretation of collective agreements
  • Completion of exemption applications
  • Collective bargaining and wage negotiations
  • Plant level negotiations
  • Strike management
  • Management of trade union organizational rights
  • Sick leave and absenteeism management
  • Labour broker utilization

SERVICES – Negotiation Services

Having been actively involved in national wage negotiations in the metal industry for over a decade, we can assist your business, whether you need to negotiate a recognition agreement with a trade union or whether you are wanting to participate in national-level negotiations.  We have the negotiation skills you necessary to ensure the best possible outcome.  Contact Gordon today to discuss your desired process, objectives, strategy and tactics.

SERVICES – Retainer Services

Need ongoing advice and assistance, but do not want to employ a full time HR/IR expert?  Chat to us about a custom-made retainer service to suit your needs and pocket, providing for telephonic, electronic and/or face-to-face advice, guidance and assistance.  Whether you need telephonic advice a few times a month or constant face-to-face assistance throughout the year, speak to us about the best solution for you.  No yearly contract commitments – simply opt-out of, decrease or increase the amount of coverage according to your needs.