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Industrial Relations Workshop

Industrial Relations


The management of staff is one of the most challenging duties placed upon an organization, especially in the ever-increasing complex IR landscape, as issues of diversity, employee rights and employer obligations are now added to the existing list of challenges.

Many managers would be able to recall a troubling situation with an errant employee who appears untouchable and at any sign of disciplinary action is able to seek trade union or other intervention to their benefit. Factors such as this, impact in great measure on the disciplinary function and the role of management in managing staff performance and overall behaviour.

The impact of these actions is seen in the diversion of key financial and human resources from goal achievement towards avoidance schemes and litigation. It is therefore critical that management understand their IR responsibilities and its importance in the discharge of these, that they do not deliberately or negligently fail to consider the impact of failure to adhere to sound IR practices and principles.

Adherence to sound IR practices mandates awareness of the legal framework within which IR operates and the key principles which derive from the law. This also requires awareness of how the industrial court applies the law in respect of what constitutes good IR practices in the practical settings, that is, the workplace. Armed with this knowledge managers will have the ability to apply the lessons learnt to optimise employee performance without infringing on employee rights and mitigating the risk of litigation and prevent financial exposure to the organization.

This workshop is aimed at providing participants with an in-depth view of the Labour related Legislations and Labour Practices in Trinidad and Tobago. The workshop delivery is online and will be very interactive with real life examples from within the local business environment being presented.

Who should attend?

This interactive and practical course will enable participants to build competencies in the laws and regulations governing the employment relationship. It is ideal for:

  • HR Managers
  • Executives
  • Managers
  • Business Owners
  • HR Administrators
  • IR staff
  • Anyone who is responsible for managing people and responsible for handling or participating in disciplinary issues

What am I going to learn?

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Gain a better understanding of the employment relationship; the employment contract including implied terms; breach of contract, remedies, wrongful and unfair dismissal.  
  • Understand the collective bargaining process, trade unions and how those impact labour law.
  • Be able to properly manage the disciplinary process in accordance with good Industrial Relations practices.
  • Understand the different factors that influence the decision-making process.

Course Objectives

This is a two-part workshop aimed at providing participants with an in-depth view of the Labour related Legislations and Labour Practices in Trinidad and Tobago.

Part 1: Labour Related Legislation

  • Sources of law governing Industrial Relations in Trinidad and Tobago and its application in the IR Landscape
  • ILO Conventions
  • Collective Agreements
  • Case Law
  • Landmark Judgements

Part 2: Labour Practices in Trinidad and Tobago

  • Principles and Practices of good IR practices
  • Employers responsibility
  • Grievance Procedure and the Principles of Progressive Discipline
  • Investigating breaches

Course Schedule

Course Offering

Day Time Duration Contact Hours Cost Lecturer
Thursday 05:30 pm to 07:30 pm 2 Days 4 hours $500.00 Ms. Lynetth Bhairosingh

*SPECIAL OFFER: Sessions are ONLINE - Join with ease and comfort from a location of your choice

Session - Thursday (05:30 pm to 07:30 pm)

Session Start Date End Date
Cycle 1:1 Labour Legislation Thursday, February 2, 2023 Thursday, February 2, 2023
Cycle 1:2 Labour Practices Thursday, February 9, 2023 Thursday, February 9, 2023
Cycle 2:1 Labour Legislation Thursday, April 6, 2023 Thursday, April 6, 2023
Cycle 2:2 Labour Practices Thursday, April 13, 2023 Thursday, April 13, 2023
Cycle 3:1 Labour Legislation Thursday, June 22, 2023 Thursday, June 22, 2023
Cycle 3:2 Labour Practices Thursday, June 29, 2023 Thursday, June 29, 2023
Cycle 4:1 Labour Legislation Thursday, August 3, 2023 Thursday, August 3, 2023
Cycle 4:2 Labour Practices Thursday, August 10, 2023 Thursday, August 10, 2023
Cycle 5:1 Labour Legislation Thursday, October 26, 2023 Thursday, October 26, 2023
Cycle 5:2 Labour Practices Thursday, November 2, 2023 Thursday, November 2, 2023

Student Support


Mrs. Lynetth Bhairosingh is an Industrial Relations Specialist with vast experience spanning both the public and private sectors in Trinidad and Tobago as well as the private sector in the Caribbean region. Her direct interaction with all stakeholders in the employment relationship was able to bring resolution to varying forms of dispute at all levels of the dispute procedure.

Lynetth is qualified with both academic and practical experience, having conducted several restructurings of organizations, settlement of negotiations through collective bargaining for both private and public sector companies, conducting disciplinary proceedings in managing employees and employers in the employment relationship and conducting training and development for management teams of many organizations.

Lynetth has held several senior roles in the public sector, a multinational corporation and a local conglomerate including Senior Conciliator, Manager Industrial Relations, Technical Manager- Training and HR, Group Employee Relations Manager amongst others.  She also conducts training in Human Resource and Industrial Relations to management teams of several private sector companies.

Lynetth is the holder of a Master’s in Business Administration for the Henley Business School, London and several undergraduate qualifications in Human Resources, Industrial Relations, Business Management, Conflict Management, Alternative Dispute Resolution and PROMALCO, amongst other. She was trained by the International Labour Organization in Union/Management conflict.

Lynetth is also before the Mediation Board of T&T to be a certified mediator and he is a member of the Human Resource Management Association of Trinidad and Tobago.

Programme Management

The programme management team is responsible for the management of the course. If you would like further information or would like clarification on this programme please contact:

Ms. Reena Seepersadsingh
Programme Manager
Phone: (868) 376-7721

E-mail: certifications@ctscollege.com

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