IIE INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS
(Short Learning Programme)
One has to simply watch the news to appreciate the volatility and uncertainty which characterise the
South African employment relations scenario. Unrealistic trade union demands, a drive to narrow the
wage gap, restrictive labour laws, and an annual ‘strike season’ are but some of the issues faced by owners
and managers of business. At the core of these processes however lies the relationship between employer
The main purpose of this module is therefore to introduce students to the theories, practices and
institutions of industrial relations. The module examines the role, objectives and the interactions of the
main actors in employment relations – employers (employer organisations), employees (trade unions),
and the government.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
- Those who wish to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of key employment laws,
concepts, principles and theories of employment relations in the business environment.
- Those who wish to demonstrate the ability to apply and evaluate employment laws and
employment relations practices in a business environment.
- Those who wish to demonstrate the ability to integrate and adapt employment relations practices
in accordance with employment laws to address a variety of situations within the business