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GRIEVANCES AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION

Contents

1. MANIFESTATIONS OF CONFLICT
2. THE NEED FOR A GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE
2.1. Definition
2.2. Why a Grievance Procedure ?
2.3. Group vs. Individual Grievance
2.4. Causes of grievances
2.5. Grievances vs. collective bargaining
2.6. Grievances vs. Discipline
3. PARTICIPANTS IN THE GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE
3.1. The Employee(s)
3.2. The Representative
3.3. The Supervisor
3.4. Management
4. CONDUCTING THE GRIEVANCE HEARING
4.1. Underlying principles
4.2. Always lend an ear
4.3. Consequences of badly handled grievances / no grievance procedure
4.4. Awareness of employees
4.5. Time scale
4.6. Record keeping
4.7. Do’s and Don’ts of grievance handling

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10A Grievance Notification
10B Grievance Hearing
10C Employee Information Document: Grievance Procedure

CONCILIATION

Contents

1. WHAT IS CONCILIATION?
2. WHEN CAN A DISPUTE BE REFERRED TO CONCILIATION?
3. WHO LEADS THE CONCILIATION PROCESS?
4. TIME LIMIT
5. THE CONCILIATOR
6. WHO ATTENDS CONCILIATION?
7. LEGAL REPRESENTATION AT CONCILIATION
8. WHAT HAPPENS IF THE PARTIES DON’T SETTLE?
9. HOW TO PREPARE
10. EFFECT OF CONCILIATION

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Form 11.1 – Dispute resolution bodies and processes
Form 11.2 – Disputes and their processes
Form 11.3 – Guidelines: Preparation for Conciliation

ARBITRATION AT THE CCMA

Contents

1. WHAT IS ARBITRATION?
2. WHEN CAN A MATTER BE REFERRED?
3. HOW IS A DISPUTE REFERRED?
4. TIME LIMIT
5. THE ARBITRATOR
6. LEGAL REPRESENTATION AT ARBITRATION
7. WHAT HAPPENS AT ARBITRATION?
8. AWARDS IN UNFAIR DISMISSAL DISPUTES

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Form 12.1 – Outline: Arbitration process
From 12.2 – Arbitration/Adjudication awards