Fundamentals of Understanding the Industrial Relations Act 1967 

Course Overview

This course is an introduction to the Industrial Relations Act that was enacted on the 7th of August 1967 and gives a brief insight into the amendments brought about by the Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2020. 

This course will provide participants with a better understanding and appreciation of the purposes of the Act, which include: promoting and maintaining Industrial harmony; providing regulations that govern the relations between employers and workmen and their trade unions; and most importantly, attendees will learn about the prevention and settlement of any differences or disputes arising from their employment, and the carefully articulated manner in which trade disputes can be resolved. 

Learning Outcomes

  • Application of the Act
  • Rights of Workmen and Employers
  • Recognition of Trade Union
  • Collective Bargaining
  • Conciliation
  • Dismissal and Representations on Dismissal
  • Industrial Court
  • Industrial Court Award
  • Challenge and Appeal of an Award
  • Non-compliance of Court Order

About ALA Academy

ALA is a professional development arm of Brickfields Asia College and primarily focuses on bridging the gap between a formal legal education and what is required from the legal industry. We seek to provide an avenue where law students and aspiring legal practitioners can equip themselves with the necessary skill sets upon setting foot into the legal industry. ALA collaborates with industry professionals to provide focused and practical programmes ranging from more advanced and in-depth Pro-Plus courses to Bootcamps, Masterclasses, Advocacy Prep Sessions, Workshops, Webinars and Career Fairs which are directed more towards budding law students and young practitioners. Additionally, we also run the ALA Value Add Course that are conducted year-round for students.

All ALA courses will be awarded by Brickfields Asia College 

About Brickfields Asia College

BAC has been offering top quality tertiary education since 1991 and has a proven track record of producing excellent results for our various programs. Our students have consistently won top globally-recognised academic awards for the subjects of Business and Law.

Who should attend:

  • Human Resource Managers/Executives
  • Industrial Relations Managers/Executives
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Legal Practitioners
  • In-house Counsel
  • Members of the public 

Course Modules

Module 1 

  • Introduction to the Industrial Relations Act 1967
  • Introduction to the Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2020 (“Amendment Act”) was gazetted on 20th February 2020, and came into partial effect on 1 January 2021. Some provisions relating to essential services and sole bargaining rights of trade unions are not in force yet.

Module 2

  • Rights of Workmen and Employers 

Module 3

  • Recognition of Trade Unions
  • Collective Bargaining and Collective Agreements

Module 4 

  • Conciliation
  • Representations on Dismissals 

Module 5

  • Industrial Court
  • Industrial Court Award
  • Challenge and Appeal of an Award
  • Non- compliance of Court Award 

Module 6

  • Trade Disputes and Lock- Outs
  • General Penalty 

Module 7 

  • Example of Industrial Court Award – case study 

Trainer's Profile

Ophelia Ann Fredericks

(Advocate & Solicitor, Legal Counsel & Compliance Officer)

With 28 years of experience under her belt in a plethora of corporate law, civil law, and civil litigation matters, Ms. Fredericks possesses a reservoir of knowledge on transactional analysis, contract negotiations, contract drafting, and advising clients, from business start-ups to seasoned companies.Over the course of her career, she has honed her skills, and found her niche in Employment Law, Labour Law, and drafting comprehensive Employment Handbooks. A highly successful trainer of staff and senior management in a variety of multi-national companies, her goal is to equip employees with better knowledge of employment practices, and empower employers with knowledge to avert labour law complaints and legal action.

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