The Shopstewards and workers attending DITSELA Trade Union Practice Qualification, Level 4 have resumed with workplace learning this week.
Forty three learners are enlisted to nurture their theoretical and practical understanding of how to be a revolutionary Shopsteward to defend labour standards at the workplace.
All workplace Mentors are expected to complete regularly a reflective learning logbook as and when they assist these learners.
The ETDP-SETA requires that 70% of the learning on a learnership must happen in the actual workplace. One week is therefore dedicated to classroom learning per module to create a theoretical framework of all modules.
The Learners are studying Fundamentals, How Trade Unions works, Political Economy, Labour Law as an organizing tool, Women and other forms of oppression, Building effective organizations, Collective Bargaining and Media and Communications.
The course has 150 credits from the core 71, with 25 elective and 56 fundamentals unit standards based outcomes.
All learners must complete 12 weeks of contact learning, 12 weeks of self study and 12 weeks of workplace learning.
COSATU welcomes the new journey travelled by these Shopstewards and workers to strengthen the class.
I wishes the student of this class to make a difference as per the previous students . The Legislations changes it is a crirtical issue at the workplaces especially on section198 A-D of the Act.
As Trade Union is a change Agent , we need to see more and more changes at workplaces.Employers should invest more on workers. Occupational Exposure Limits should be more focus as well as GHS, Hazardous Substance Act and Major Hazardous Installations including Health Care Systems.
From : SACWU ( South African Chemical Workers Union an affiliate of Nactu)