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These intensive and internationally accredited, 11-week programmes will provide relevant, practical training in the following areas:
Advanced Certificate in Industrial Relations Management in Trinidad and Tobago (EduQual Level 3)
This programme will provide a foundational understanding of the principles and practices of good Industrial Relations and provide the tools to correctly interpret, understand and apply the laws governing the Industrial Relations system in Trinidad and Tobago. Participants will be exposed to principles related to effectively managing workplace issues such as grievances, collective bargaining, employment contracts and dealing with trade unions.
Unit 1: Industrial Relations in Trinidad and Tobago
The aim of this unit is to provide an overview of the history of industrial relations, as well as the practices and procedures which inform the system of industrial relations in Trinidad and Tobago, while embarking on a holistic appreciation of the sources of good industrial relations.
Unit 2: Collective Bargaining
Explore the essential criteria being utilised by stakeholders in conducting negotiations, and develop an appreciation for the sensitivities associated with Collective Bargaining.
Unit 3: Grievance Handling and Discipline
Analyse and apply the principles essential for successfully dealing with grievances and disciplinary issues in the workplace.
Unit 4: Trade Unions and Worker Participation in the Organisation
The aim of this unit is to provide an overview of the history of the Trade Union movement in Trinidad and Tobago as well as the functions, roles and responsibilities of Trade Unions specific to the workplace and develop a keen understanding and appreciation of techniques for creating a cohesive workplace environment through worker participation and engagement in relation to industrial relations.
Start Date: Saturday, 1st October 2022 (Learner Orientation)
Advanced Certificate in Labour Laws in Trinidad and Tobago (EduQual Level 3)
This course will analyse relevant labour laws governing Industrial Relations/Human Resource Management and Labour Relations in Trinidad and Tobago. Participants will gain important insights for understanding, interpreting and applying these laws in their respective organisations or to various employment issues such as industrial action, employment contracts and other labour-related matters.
Upon completion of this Course, learners should be able to:
Gain insight into the fundamental principles of Labour Law;
Establish a foundation for interpreting and applying key Labour Laws to the employment relationship, and;
Understand and examine other relevant statutes and discuss their implications for good IR practice in T&T, especially with respect to the collective bargaining process and negotiating with trade unions.
This unit provides an overview of the origin and evolution of Labour Laws in T&T, as well as their inherent value to the foundation of social stability and industrial peace.
Having discussed the sources of law, the Unit will look at one of the main instruments that define an employment relationship – the employment contract. Learners will analyse the typical elements of a contract, discuss the various types of employment contracts, as well as key insights for drafting, developing or amending various types of employment contracts.
Finally, this Unit will provide an overview of the principles of Natural Justice in preparation for subsequent discussions on managing workplace issues and applying labour laws to the workplace.
Unit 2: The Disciplinary Hearing - Process and Procedures
This Unit is both theoretical and practical. It will provide an overview of the process, procedures and practical elements required for the conduct of a proper Disciplinary Hearing.
Note: This Unit includes a practical element - participating in a disciplinary hearing exercise.
Unit 3: Labour Laws Governing the Employment Relationship
This Unit is the first of three (3) legislative reviews. The aim of this unit is to gain a thorough understanding of the Industrial Relations Act (IRA), the key piece of legislation regulating the industrial relations system and its institutions in Trinidad and Tobago.
Learners will also explore other primary pieces of legislation that inform terms and conditions of employment, the rights and responsibilities of employees and employers and the separation of employment.
Unit 4: Labour Laws Governing Safety and Health
The aim of this Unit is to gain a thorough understanding of the primary pieces of legislation governing safety and health in the workplace. Learners will expand their understanding of the provisions of these statutes and improve their ability to correctly apply relevant provisions to the workplace.
Unit 5: Labour Laws Governing Equal Opportunity and Discrimination
Explore the concepts of equal opportunity and diversity through an overview of two (2) pieces of legislation governing these principles. These concepts are crucial for increasing business efficiency, productivity and sustainability by effectively harnessing the best possible mix of experiences, skills, perspectives and strengths available to a workplace.
"The Certificate in Labour Law was both challenging and satisfying. It develops analytical skills, critical thinking and problem-solving skills whilst expanding on the fundamental principles of Industrial Relations.
Will definitely recommend this course to others!"
Health and Safety Assistant
"This Labour Laws course provided me with an in-depth understanding of the labour laws of Trinidad and Tobago and other governing legislation such as ILO Conventions. I was able to utilise this knowledge to improve my competency within the field of Industrial Relations and provide guidance to my organisation on IR-related matters."
Human Resource Officer
Professional Certificate in Labour Laws in Trinidad and Tobago (EduQual Level 4)
This course is an advanced study of the practical application of labour laws in T&T. Participants will become proficient in handling real-world matters relating to drafting essential documents, resolving disputes, understanding Court protocol and preparing for and appearing before the Industrial Court.
Pre-requisites: Persons should be able to demonstrate prior studies in labour law, for example, the ESC's Certificate in Labour Law, or other equivalent experience in labour law and industrial relations. Attorneys-at-Law can also gain entry to this Course. Price: $5,995.00 plus VAT
Unit 1: The Principles and Practices of Good Industrial Relations
At the end of this unit, learners will gain a deeper understanding of the concepts, functionality and processes involved in the concept of Law, Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management.
Unit 2: The OSH Act
This unit focuses on specific provisions of the Occupational Safety and Health Act, Ch. 88:08, as a key statute affecting all workplaces and for the purpose of understanding the practice and applicability of OSH in the workplace.
Note: This Unit includes a practical element - Completing a practical assignment which centres around the principle of Occupational Safety and Health.
Unit 3: Statutory Benefits
Essential insights for understanding how benefits under four (4) statutory instruments are calculated and applied in the workplace: Workmen's Compensation, Maternity Benefits, Severance Benefits and Common Law Benefits.
Unit 4: Workplace Dismissals
The aim of this unit is to understand the high cost of dismissals and be able to define, state and implement proper procedures and processes for dismissals in keeping with Natural Justice principles and good industrial relations practice.
Unit 5: Representation and Advocacy before an Employment Tribunal
Gain a fundamental understanding of what the High Court and Industrial Court of Trinidad and Tobago require from practitioners when appearing and presenting matters and the intricacies involved in the management of such matters, with particular emphasis on the procedures and protocols to be followed.
This Course will be evaluated through a combination of written and practical assessments, as well as class/course participation and attendance. There is no written exam, however, the final assessment will require learners to present/defend a dispute at the Industrial Court of Trinidad and Tobago before a sitting Judge of the Industrial Court.
"The Professional Certificate in Labour Laws definitely achieved the objective of improving the competence of the HR/IR Professional in terms of understanding the protocols and skills required for court hearings, as well as preparing required documentation. As an HR professional with over 20 years of experience, it was by far one of the most insightful and meaningful programs I have done.
Even in spite of the current Covid restrictions with face-to-face classes, the ESC made it one of the most seamless processes. Lastly and by NO means least of all, the quality of the facilitator was unmatched. I will definitely recommend this Course to any HR Professional, IR Professional or Lawyer who wants to improve their skills and feel more confident in dealing with Court matters."
Human Resource Manager
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Early Bird pricing specials are also currently available:
Register by August 26th: 15% discount!
Register by September 16th: 10% discount!
The Employers Solution Centre Limited (the subsidiary of the ECA) is an EduQual-approved centre.
EduQual is a regulated awarding body, approved by SQA-Accreditation, a globally-recognised national Qualifications regulator in the UK. EduQual Is a full member of the Federation of Awarding Bodies. Learn more athttps://eduqual.org.uk/.
Location ONLINE Only via Zoom and the ECA's e-Campus
For further details please contact:
1(868) 675-6026 Ext 248
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Payment is required before meeting credentials are shared
Meeting credentials are shared one (1) day before the programme start date
Sessions will be conducted online via the ZOOM Meeting platform
Electronic payment can be made by Online Bank Transfer, to the Employers Solution Centre, via Republic Bank account number 290-457-289-901 (Branch: Tragarete Road, Port of Spain). We encourage the use of this facility at this time. Please send us a copy of your transaction receipt/confirmation.
Payment is also accepted via cheque, Linx/Credit Card (in office), and Cash (please provide exact change.