Basic Guide to Learnership Disputes


Basic Guide to Learnership Disputes

Learners, employers or training providers can declare a dispute about the learnership with the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA).

  • Aims to develop and improve the skills of the South African workforce.

Reasons for Disputes

Disputes can be about –
  • learnership agreements;
  • employment contracts between learners and employers;
  • rules in the sectoral determination for learnerships; or
  • ending learnership agreements or employment contracts.

Based on Legislation in Section 19of the Skills Development Act


Resolving Disputes

If you have a dispute, you must refer it in writing to the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) and send copies to the other parties in the contract or agreement.

Based on Legislation in Section 19of the Skills Development Act