Education in South Africa currently poses enormous challenges to everyone involved, including the State, parents, learners, school governing bodies, principals and educators. To ensure the creation of an effective education system, a sound employment relationship between the State and educators, and a thorough knowledge and understanding of the correct application and implementation of education labour law, are vital. Labour relations in education: a South African perspective focuses on those issues that influence the daily life of the education manager, members of the school governing body and the individual educator as employee.
Labour relations in education attempts to analyse, describe and clarify the most important legal principles regulating employment relations in the education sector. The Constitution, for example, includes a number of provisions that have a direct bearing on education in general and fair labour practice in particular. This new edition discusses recent court cases and amended legislative provisions, and expands on some issues that did not receive detailed attention in the first edition. It also includes a multilingual list of the most important terms and concepts, as well as 250 clarifying footnotes in Afrikaans and Setswana.
Labour relations in education is aimed at the principal as education manager in public schools in South Africa, and students of the subject of Education Law. Deputy principals and heads of departments, and in fact any teacher or university lecturer who is interested in education law, will also benefit from it. Education department officials as well as members of school governing bodies will be able to use this book as a valuable source to ensure sound decisions in labour relations.
Terminology for Labour relations in education
Chapter 1 International, historical and conceptual framework
Chapter 2 Sources of labour relations
Chapter 3 Individual employment relations: the employee
Chapter 4 Individual employment relations: the employer
Chapter 5 Collective labour relations
Chapter 6 Fairness in the workplace
Chapter 7 Workplace discipline in education
Chapter 8 Grievances and dispute resolution
Appendix A: The PAM grievance procedure
Appendix B: Prescribed forms: written warnings to educators
Appendix C: A draft contract of employment
Appendix D: Collective Agreement 1 of 2008 - OSD for educators
Appendix E: Recently published in the SA Labour Guide newsletter
Appendix F: Referring a dispute to the ELRC
Appendix G: SAOU news flash on OSD
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