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What Is The Labour Relations Act And What Is Its Purpose?

Labour laws and practices have been a major point of concern ever since people discovered the concept of labour, or working for employers. South Africa has seen a renewed focus on wage negotiations and minimum wage legislation in recent times as well.

 

All of this has led more people to ask what the Labour Relations Act is, and what its purpose is, which is what we will look at here.

What is the Labour Relations Act?

 

According to the Department of Labour, the Act “aims to promote economic development, social justice, labour peace and democracy in the workplace.”

 

This Act is a legal document, signed into action by Parliament, to promote and ensure safe and fair labour practices. For instance, with the recent strikes, the Act regulates the right to strike in a legal manner as well as providing procedures for the resolution of such labour disputes (which is vital to recovering normal working conditions).

What is its purpose?

 

Chapter 1 of the Labour Relations Act, Section 1, states that the purpose of the Act is to advance the aims mentioned above by fulfilling the primary objectives of the Act, which are:

 

  • To give effect to and regulate the fundamental rights conferred by section 27 of the Constitution.

 

 

  • To provide a framework within which employers, employees and trade unions can form policies and collectively bargain to determine various aspects of employment and related interests.

 

  • To promote orderly collective bargaining at a sectoral level, as well as employee participation in decision making processes and effective labour dispute resolutions.

The Act in a nutshell

 

From the above information, taken from the Act, we can see that the Act and its purpose can be summed up as a legal standard for fair and democratic employment practices and the effective resolution of labour disputes.

 

As with any legal matters, if there is any doubt as to whether your business is fully compliant to the Labour Act then you should consult a labour relations expert.

 

Learning Chinese made easy

Historically, there was not much incentive for learning Chinese. China was very closed country. There was hardly any tourism! And most businesses, including those who imported and exported, were tightly controlled by the government. A quick question! Which language has more new learners than any other? When you think about it, it is no surprise that more and more people are learning Chinese these days. Have you been looking for a way to learn Chinese in shanghai as fast as possible? If so, here are few suggestions as recommended by the experts at the best chinese language school. As per these experts learning Chinese is hard as this language is the most difficult one in the world. This is partially true. As a matter of fact, the writing system of this language is non-alphabetic consisting of tons of pictographs known as “characters”. You have to study and internalize them through constant reading and rote memorization. Aside from this, you have to write in the language over and over again.

The thing is that the language has a very easy grammar to learn. The sentence structure is similar to that of the English language. The verbs have only one form with zero conjugations. Aside from this, Chinese has no gender and no plural forms of nouns. All these things make this language easy to learn.

 

Learn the basic from Mandarin

 

If you have been trying to learn Chinese, you may want to go for Mandarin. This is the most common dialect of Northern China found in Chinese course shanghai. Aside from this, this is the official language of education, politics and the media in Taiwan and China. Moreover, this is on the list of top languages spoken in Singapore. In Mainland China, Mandarin means the “common language”. Outside of Mainland, Mandarin is considered the national language. To Chinese students, Mandarin is the easiest of the dialects to learn. Since the written Chinese is hard, it’s a good idea that you focus on practice speaking the language first. Once you have done enough practice, your next step is to improve your writing skills, especially if this is your study or business requirement. While it’s a challenge to speak the language, you can master it quickly. Nowadays, there are two main writing systems in China: “complicated” characters and “simplified characters”. Now, the traditional characters evolve from the classic Chinese pictographs in the Chinese course in shanghai. They were used throughout the history of China. As a matter of fact, they have still been used.