Workplace forums are committees of employees elected by employees in a workplace. They meet employers on a regular basis for consultation on workplace issues.
The forums do not replace collective bargaining, but deal with matters which are better suited to resolution through consultation rather than through collective bargaining. These include non-wage issues, such as the restructuring of production and the introduction of new technologies.
Workplace forums are established to:
- promote the interests of all employees in the workplace, not only of trade union members
- enhance efficiency in the workplace
- consult employees on certain matters
- include employees in joint decision making on other matters.
To find out more contact the CCMA.