|The SIZA programme has developed various resources to assist its members with implementation of the Standard and continuous improvement.|
Handbook provides a summary of legal
requirements and best practice and can be downloaded
in English and Afrikaans.
Visit Documents Library for the "How to Develop a Policy" guides to assist with development of policies relevant to the ethical code in the workplace for example, an Ethical Trade policy or Child Labour policy.
|Workplace Mediation for the fresh fruit industry|
|An operating procedure and application documentation have been developed by the CCMA to implement a pilot workplace mediation process for the fresh fruit industry. The pilot process will be rolled out in the fresh fruit sector for a 6-month period, from the 1st of March till the 31st of August 2016 only in the Western Cape, after which it will be reviewed for implementation. If the pilot process is successful it will be implement nationally throughout the agriculture industry.
The workplace mediation service may be requested by an employer, an employee, an employers’ organization or a trade union, with the consent of the other party.
Workplace mediation is a process to resolve conflict in the workplace that may arise between the employer and employee(s) or between employees. It attempts to resolve workplace problems at an early stage i.e. before disciplinary action is taken by the employer or a grievance lodged by employee or statutory dispute resolution measures are pursued. The focus of the Workplace mediation process is on working together to go forward, not determining who was right or wrong in the past, but to find a solution to resolve the differences. The process is voluntary and therefore requires the parties involved to consent to participate in the process.
Please take note that the Workplace mediation does not replace internal workplace disciplinary and grievance procedures. The process is conducted before these procedures come into play.
For more information or to obtain a “Request for Workplace mediation” form, please click here
To view the Workplace mediation overview, click here.
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|SIZA is a
membership-based organisation, open to producers,
exporters, and stakeholders across the supply chain.
|SIZA operates as a not-for-profit
initaitive and on a 'user-pays' basis so membership
fees are reinvested in the programme and in industry
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