Initiating a Section 189
Restructuring Process

 

2-day course

Employees may have concerns, complaints, dissatisfaction or a feeling of injustice related to workplace relationships or the work environment. All of these issues need to be addressed by management.

The S189 of the LRA permits employers to dismiss employees for operational requirements based on economic needs (eg, financial management), technological needs (eg, introduction of new technology), structural needs (eg, the reduction of posts due to restructuring) or similar needs of the employer.

An employer who employs 50 or less employees is subject to the process (set out in section 189 of the LRA) that sets out what their procedural and substantive obligations are to maintain a fair retrenchment process.

This course will give an in-depth understanding of the process and how to respond to it.

Who should attend this course?

Line Managers

Human Resource Professionals

Unions

Employees

Are there any prerequisites for attending this course?

There are no prerequisites for attending this course

Course Content and Outcomes

At the end of this course participants will be able to:

  • Implement a Section 189 process according to the Labour Relations Act (LRA)
  • Understand what is required in a Section 189 letter
  • Understand the rules that apply to companies employing less than 50 employees and those employing more than 50 employees
  • Understand how a severance package is calculated
  • Know what constitutes unfair retrenchment
  • Understand what the recourse is for an employee that is unfairly dismissed

Johannesburg:

Dates:
19-20 May

 

Time:

08h00 – 16h00

 

Venue:

21st Century Offices
12 Bolton Road (cnr. Sussex)
Saxonwold, 2132

Cape Town:

Dates:
10-11 March
22-23 June
29-30 September
1-2 December

 

Time:

08h30 – 16h30

 

Venue:

To be confirmed
(central southern suburbs)

Port Elizabeth:

Dates:
8-9 October

 

Time:

08h00 – 16h00

 

Venue:

To be confirmed
(subject to number of delegates)

Durban:

Dates:
8-9 October

 

Time:

08h00 – 16h00

 

Venue:

To be confirmed
(subject to number of delegates)

2-day Public Course Rate

R 8 900.00 
(per delegate, excluding VAT)

 

Public Course Package Rates

If you – or any company employees – would like to attend more than one public training course, or more than one person from your company would like to attend any of the courses, we highly recommend purchasing one of our packages.

  • Structured according to the number of delegate days
  • Discounts of up to 30%
  • Valid for a year
  • Specific to the company (not to the delegate) so can be used:
    • by any number of employees
    • in any combination
    • for any course/s

 

If you would like to purchase a package,
please fill out the booking form

 

In-house Rates

for between 5 and 10 delegates*, a flat daily rate of