Collective Labour Law – Third edition

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21 Jun 2019

About this publication:

Collective Labour Law is the most thorough and comprehensive single work available on the law governing the often-tempestuous relationship between organised labour and employers in South Africa. The book covers topics such as the recognition of trade unions as bargaining agents, how organisational rights are acquired and lost, the collective bargaining process, strikes and lock-outs. Examples drawn from the case law, with which the book is copiously illustrated, provide the reader with insight not only into the law but also into the events that led to the conflicts which ended up in the courts. The book is written in the clear and readable style for which the author has become acclaimed, and each topic is extensively illustrated with examples drawn from the case law.

Collective Labour Law forms one volume of a quartet by the author, which together covers the entire field of labour law as it has developed in South Africa to date. The book is also available in electronic form, which is updated quarterly.

Key features and benefits:

  • Written in a clear and lively style by an author with over 25 years’ experience as a judge, arbitrator, advocate, author and academic
  • Sets out the principles underlying each issue discussed, and illustrates them with examples drawn from decided cases

Contents include

  • Chapter 1: Introduction, background and overview
  • Chapter 2: The legal framework
  • Chapter 3: Freedom of association
  • Chapter 4: Bargaining agents
  • Chapter 5: Organisational rights
  • Chapter 6: Bargaining forums
  • Chapter 7: The bargaining process
  • Chapter 8: Collective agreements
  • Chapter 9: Collective bargaining and industrial action
  • Chapter 10: Primary strikes
  • Chapter 11: The requirements for protection
  • Chapter 12: Secondary strikes
  • Chapter 13: Protest action
  • Chapter 14: The extent of protection
  • Chapter 15: Unprotected strikes
  • Chapter 16: Picketing
  • Table of cases
  • Table of statutes

Of interest and benefit to:

  • Legal practitioners
  • Negotiators, mediators and arbitrators
  • Human resources managers and consultants
  • Labour relations practitioners and consultants
  • Employers and employees
  • Bargaining councils
  • CCMA officials
  • Trade unions and employee representatives
  • Academics and students
  • Libraries

About the author:

John Grogan BA (Hons) (Rhodes), BIuris LLB (SA), LLM PhD (Rhodes) has brought the experience gleaned from three decades’ involvement in labour law to bear in the writing of Collective Labour Law. South Africa’s most prolific commentator in this ever-changing area of law, Dr Grogan left his position of Professor and Head of the Department of Law at Rhodes to practise as an advocate and has been involved in many important cases as counsel, judge or arbitrator. He is also author of the companion volumes to this work and of Workplace Law, now in its 12th edition, as well as innumerable articles. Dr Grogan has served as acting judge in the Labour and High Courts and as a senior commissioner of the CCMA and several bargaining councils.

General information

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Available: June 2019
  • Author: John Grogan
  • Format: Soft cover
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978 1 48513 317 9
  • Extent: 504 pages
  • Retail price: R750
    (Price includes 15% VAT and is valid until 30 June 2019. Excludes courier delivery.)

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