Any strike, irrespective of its size can be expensive for your business. The good news is you can beat strikes and save thousands of Rands if you have a good relationship with your employees and their union.
Revealed: The benefits of having a good relationship with your employees and their union
The Labour Law for Managers Loose Leaf Service explains that the development and maintenance of a peaceful industrial relationship creates culture of peace, mutual trust and harmony.
While there's no simple recipe for achieving this end, the following approach can contribute to avoiding strikes:
You need to understand that all your employees, whether permanent or temporary including managers, have a right to form and join a union, attend union meetings and to represent or be represented in disciplinary hearings. They can also take part in protected strikes that trade unions have the right to organise.
That's why you must develop a healthy relationship with your employees' union. To do this, here are a few tips you can implement today:
If you develop a good relationship with your employee's union and your employees, chances are they'll contact you before they contemplate striking.
The bottom line: A good union relationship will help your company run smoother. It'll also develop a relationship of trust and respect between you and your employees.