1. Employment Equity for women
This 4-day course deals with issues of Employment Equity especially
as these affect women farm workers. Learners are equipped
with the knowledge of understanding the Employment Equity Act.
This course consists of a multimedia-training package consisting
of a video, a video guide for facilitators and audiocassettes.
2. Basic Conditions of Employment
for Farm workers
This is a 3-day course covering the Sectoral Determination
in Agriculture. It deals with the various provisions of
the sectoral determination for farm workers. Participants
are equipped with knowledge to enable them to advise and
assist farm workers in enforcing their basic employment
rights. It is aimed at community-based paralegals, trade
union organisers and farmworker leadership.
3. Understanding unfair Labour
Practices, Disciplinary proceedings and Dismissals in the
workplace. ( Labour Relations Act)
This 4-day course focuses on issues of disciplinary processes
and unfair labour practices on the farm. Learners are equipped
with knowledge on the various aspects of what constitutes
unfair labour practices, how these are dealt with through
the LRA and how to assist farm workers in preparing for
disciplinary hearings. Learners are also introduced to basic
Alternative Dispute Resolution methods, such as mediation
4. HIV and AIDS in the workplace
This is a 6-day course. This training differs from generic
material on HIV/AIDS training in that it is situated in
the context of farm work. Therefore, besides covering necessary
information on HIV/AIDS, it has a specific focus on labour
legislation in the agricultural sector. It also has a distinct
focus on gender, gender-based violence and HIV infection.
It fills a particular niche because it is focused on the
agricultural sector and has a strong gender focus. It includes
relevant socio-economic (e.g. labour, tenure, sustainable
livelihood) and cultural issues
5. Training Rural Legal Literacy
This is a 3-day course and trains trainers based in advice
offices, trade unions, NGOs and CBOs It focuses on basic
facilitation skills and aspects of the different labour
laws affecting farm workers
6. Alternative Dispute Resolution
skills in agricultural labour
This 4-day course aims to ensure that trade union leadership
and community-based paralegals located in advice offices
and working in the agricultural sector are skilled to analyse
conflict situations and use Alternative Dispute Resolution
(ADR) methods effectively to resolve disputes.
7. Training for community researchers
This 3 day training informs community researchers about the
basic principles of research and methodology thereby:
- Understanding the underlying rationale for the design
of a specific research project
- Becoming familiar with a questionnaire and any problems
which may arise during interviews
- Practising the completion of a questionnaire through
doing a role-play of an interview.
Participants further understand their own role and position
in the research and are assisted in identifying potential
problems both in the research design as well as the implementation
of the research.
8. Organisational Rights Skills
This 5-day training aims:
- To familiarise organisers and shop stewards in the farming
and agricultural sector with the historical context and
legal framework for organising and collective bargaining.
- To enable trade unionists in the sector, through developing
the relevant skills, to utilise this knowledge
in the best interests of the workers that they assist
in organising and represent.
- To facilitate a sharing of experience and learning amongst
various trade unionists in the agricultural sector
- To enhance the negotiation and educational skills of
trade unionists in the agricultural sector.