27 July 2020 by and

Retrenchments during the pandemic: The practical way

It addresses the typical reasons for retrenchments during the pandemic and offers solutions to the issues that will arise with respect to physical meetings during consultation, by highlighting ways in which it can be done safely and efficiently. It also explores the use of a facilitator to assist in the process in respect of large-scale retrenchments.

Issues such as how one would deal with parties who frustrate the consultation process and ensuring alternatives to retrenchments do not fall foul of s187(1)(c) of the Labour Relations Act are also addressed.

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