Southern Africa Regional Labour Education Program

The Southern Africa Regional Labour Education (SALEP) is a Diploma program consisting of seven modules namely: (1) Philosophy Dialectical Materials (2) Political Economy (3) Global Labour Market (4) History of Trade Union Movement, Mass Struggles and Resistance (5) State and Society (6) Critique of Law (7) Emerging Political Formations and Ideologies.
The training pedagogy combines convectional lectures facilitated by pro-labour academics and continuous assessment through assignments and practical participation. At the end of the each module participants are require to write an examination which is moderated by the University of Kwazulu Natal, South Africa.

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Certificate in Labour Law, Labour Procedures and Political Economy

Course Length– 5 months

Module 1: Introduction to Law
Introduction and scope of the course
The course is a basic introduction to law. It covers the concept of the law, the court system in Zimbabwe. It covers varied topics from the concept of law, the law-making process, the legal system in Zimbabwe and an introduction to the basic principles of contract law. The nature  of an employment relationship is that of a contract which creates duties and obligations and hence any person in such a relationship or who may be affected by such relationship in particular, trade unionists, labour lawyers and consultants, employers/ employee representatives and workers committees must appreciate the basic principles of the law of contract. Students are also expected to appreciate the legislative instruments and rules governing contractual relationships locally, regionally and internationally.

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Diploma in Labour Law, Labour Procedures and Political Economy

Module 1: Labour Procedures
Introduction and Course Objectives
This course introduces the framework governing the Labour Court of Zimbabwe, including the composition, jurisdiction and powers of the court and the procedures followed therein. The course deals with the various processes from appeals, applications for review to special applications. For each process, there will be a discussion of the essential elements followed by a practical demonstration of the application or appeal through precedents. The course is highly practical with students expected to draft the various actions involved in the court. After doing the course students should be able to draft the court documents for initiating appeals and applications, defending actions and navigating the procedures of the court with emphasis on the Labour Court Rules, 2006 [S.I. 59 /2006].   The course ends with a simulated moot in the Labour Court to test the students’ practical grasp of concepts taught. 

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