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  • South African employment relations - theory and practice 8/e
  • Nel PS, Kirsten M, Swanepoel BJ, Erasmus BJ and Jordaan B
  • ISBN: 9780627033933
  • eISBN: N/A
  • ePub ISBN: 9780627034312
  • 532 Pages | Published: 2016

Employment relations, traditionally known as industrial or labour relations, forms an integral part of the activities of labour, employers and the government in business. It centres on balancing, integrating and reconciling the partly common and partly divergent interests of these parties. South African employment relations has reached the milestone of having been available for more than a quarter of a century and is the longest running book in this field in South Africa.


This 8th edition of South African employment relations redefines the various role players in employment relations management and broadens the field to incorporate them. It brings the direction the labour market is going in terms of collective bargaining into sharper focus and proposes ways in which fair workplace relations can be established. It furthermore deals with the latest legislative developments, union activities and other contemporary issues. Besides the case studies and a comprehensive glossary, this edition now includes short inserts entitled “ER in practice” to highlight the challenges posed by industry and the business community, and to empower readers and practitioners to utilise the insights gained from these examples with confidence in their daily business activities. Lecturer support material is also available.


South African employment relations is aimed at both students and practitioners in this field.

CHAPTER 1      Introducing some fundamentals of employment relations

CHAPTER 2      Actors, or role-players, and stakeholders in employment relations

CHAPTER 3      The development of employment relations in South Africa

CHAPTER 4      Core labour legislation impacting on the employment relationship

CHAPTER 5      Other labour legislation in South Africa

CHAPTER 6      Collective bargaining, conflict and negotiation

CHAPTER 7      Industrial action and strike handling

CHAPTER 8      Organisation-level perspectives: strategies, policies, procedures, processes and practices

CHAPTER 9      Employee involvement and participation

CHAPTER 10    Managing human resources: the broader ER management agenda

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