Membership

Are you an employer or business owner?

Or do you manage the labour relations on behalf of the business? 

Do you have a domestic worker?

How does membership with the LWO work?

The LWO is a non-profit members’ organisation. Members join on one of five different membership packages offered by the LWO and receive the corresponding membership benefits. Note that all LWO members have access to all our services. 

The LWO also offers a domestic worker package for employers with a domestic worker(s): click here for more information. Note that the domestic worker package’s cost structure differs form the other membership packages with regards to the once-off joining fee and annual membership fee. 

It is easy to join the LWO:

  • Complete the LWO membership application form, indicate on what package you want to join as well as how you want to pay (annually/monthly) and initial on each page of the form.
  • Send the proof of payment for the once-off joining fee and the annual membership fee too info@lwo.co.za – see cost structure below.
  • You are now loaded on our system as an LWO member and receive your unique membership number, whereafter you have access to your membership benefits and other LWO services at member tariffs. 
  • Your information and implementation session is arranged during which you will receive proactive training to ensure you know exactly what is expected of you.  

Cost structure

The cost structure consists of a once-off joining fee and an annual membership fee (also payable monthly), applicable to all members.

Once-off joining fee

Annual membership fee

R2 536.00 (Incl. vat)

Upon joining, every member receives an information and implementation session with proactive training so that you know exactly what is expected of you – a labour law audit is also included with 100% compliance in mind, during which all labour law documentation is provided, explained, discussed and implemented – including employment contracts, policies, procedures, posters, etc.

There are five different membership packages available at different costs in terms their various membership benefits. There are standard benefits that apply to all membership packages, with additional benefits depending on your choice of membership package. This annual membership fee is payable annually or monthly.

Standard membership benefits included in all membership packages:

  • 1 x information and implementation session (including proactive training and a labour law audit to ensure 100% compliance)
  • Free labour law documentation (including employment contracts, warnings, notices, policies, procedures, etc.)
  • Free telephonic advice 24/7 (speak directly to a qualified legal advisor, no limit on how many times you can phone in)
  • Bimonthly newsletter with practical information regarding how to handle specific situations
  • Access to all LWO services at member tariffs, including representation at the CCMA, Bargaining Council and Labour Court at member tariffs: R713.00 | R5.30 per km

Take note: All LWO members have access to ALL our services. If a spesific service is not already included in the membership package fee you will just pay for the service on a “pay as you go” basis at members tariffs, which are R713.00 per hour and R5.30 per km. These tariffs are only for time spent on the premises and kilometers traveled.

Annual
Monthly

Basic

R 2 536.00 Once-off joining fee
R 2 736
00
Annually
  • Info & Implementation Session
  • Free Labour Law Documents
  • 24/7 Telephonic Advice
  • Focus Newsletter
  • Access to all LWO Services
  • ̶L̶e̶g̶a̶l̶ ̶A̶i̶d̶ ̶F̶u̶n̶d̶ ̶A̶c̶c̶e̶s̶s̶ ̶ ̶
  • ̶S̶t̶r̶i̶k̶e̶s̶ ̶X̶ ̶2̶
  • ̶R̶e̶t̶r̶e̶n̶c̶h̶m̶e̶n̶t̶s̶ ̶X̶ ̶2̶
  • ̶D̶i̶s̶c̶i̶p̶l̶i̶n̶a̶r̶y̶ ̶h̶e̶a̶r̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶X̶ ̶1̶
  • ̶T̶r̶a̶d̶e̶ ̶U̶n̶i̶o̶n̶ ̶N̶e̶g̶o̶t̶i̶a̶t̶i̶o̶n̶ ̶X̶ ̶1̶
  • D̶e̶p̶a̶r̶t̶m̶e̶n̶t̶ ̶o̶f̶ ̶L̶a̶b̶o̶u̶t̶ ̶I̶n̶s̶p̶e̶c̶t̶i̶o̶n̶
Best Offer

Package 1

R 2 536.00 Once-off joining fee
R 4 176
00
Annually
  • Info & Implementation Session
  • Free Labour Law Documents
  • 24/7 Telephonic Advice
  • Focus Newsletter
  • Access to all LWO Services
  • Legal Aid Fund Access
  • Strikes X 2
  • Retrenchments X 2
  • ̶D̶i̶s̶c̶i̶p̶l̶i̶n̶a̶r̶y̶ ̶h̶e̶a̶r̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶X̶ ̶1̶
  • ̶T̶r̶a̶d̶e̶ ̶U̶n̶i̶o̶n̶ ̶N̶e̶g̶o̶t̶i̶a̶t̶i̶o̶n̶ ̶X̶ ̶1̶
  • D̶e̶p̶a̶r̶t̶m̶e̶n̶t̶ ̶o̶f̶ ̶L̶a̶b̶o̶u̶t̶ ̶I̶n̶s̶p̶e̶c̶t̶i̶o̶n̶

Package 2

R 2 536.00 Once-off joining fee
R 5 280
00
Annually
  • Info & Implementation Session
  • Free Labour Law Documents
  • 24/7 Telephonic Advice
  • Focus Newsletter
  • Access to all LWO Services
  • Legal Aid Fund Access
  • Strikes X 2
  • Retrenchments X 2
  • ̶D̶i̶s̶c̶i̶p̶l̶i̶n̶a̶r̶y̶ ̶h̶e̶a̶r̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶X̶ ̶1̶
  • ̶T̶r̶a̶d̶e̶ ̶U̶n̶i̶o̶n̶ ̶N̶e̶g̶o̶t̶i̶a̶t̶i̶o̶n̶ ̶X̶ ̶1̶
  • D̶e̶p̶a̶r̶t̶m̶e̶n̶t̶ ̶o̶f̶ ̶L̶a̶b̶o̶u̶t̶ ̶I̶n̶s̶p̶e̶c̶t̶i̶o̶n̶

Package 3

R 2 536.00 Once-off joining fee
R 7 956
00
Annually
  • Info & Implementation Session
  • Free Labour Law Documents
  • 24/7 Telephonic Advice
  • Focus Newsletter
  • Access to all LWO Services
  • Legal Aid Fund Access
  • Strikes X 2
  • Retrenchments X 2
  • Disciplinary hearing X 1
  • Trade Union Negotiation X 1
  • Department of Labout Inspection

Package 4

R 2 536.00 Once-off joining fee
R 663
00
Monthly
  • Info & Implementation Session
  • Free Labour Law Documents
  • 24/7 Telephonic Advice
  • Focus Newsletter
  • Access to all LWO Services
  • Additional services per quotation:
    km and hourly rate for additional services as requested

Basic

R 2 536.00 Once-off joining fee
R 228
00
Monthly
  • Info & Implementation Session
  • Free Labour Law Documents
  • 24/7 Telephonic Advice
  • Focus Newsletter
  • Access to all LWO Services
  • ̶L̶e̶g̶a̶l̶ ̶A̶i̶d̶ ̶F̶u̶n̶d̶ ̶A̶c̶c̶e̶s̶s̶ ̶ ̶
  • ̶S̶t̶r̶i̶k̶e̶s̶ ̶X̶ ̶2̶
  • ̶R̶e̶t̶r̶e̶n̶c̶h̶m̶e̶n̶t̶s̶ ̶X̶ ̶2̶
  • ̶D̶i̶s̶c̶i̶p̶l̶i̶n̶a̶r̶y̶ ̶h̶e̶a̶r̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶X̶ ̶1̶
  • ̶T̶r̶a̶d̶e̶ ̶U̶n̶i̶o̶n̶ ̶N̶e̶g̶o̶t̶i̶a̶t̶i̶o̶n̶ ̶X̶ ̶1̶
  • D̶e̶p̶a̶r̶t̶m̶e̶n̶t̶ ̶o̶f̶ ̶L̶a̶b̶o̶u̶t̶ ̶I̶n̶s̶p̶e̶c̶t̶i̶o̶n̶
Best Offer

Package 1

R 2 536.00 Once-off joining fee
R 348
00
Monthly
  • Info & Implementation Session
  • Free Labour Law Documents
  • 24/7 Telephonic Advice
  • Focus Newsletter
  • Access to all LWO Services
  • Legal Aid Fund Access
  • Strikes X 2
  • Retrenchments X 2
  • ̶D̶i̶s̶c̶i̶p̶l̶i̶n̶a̶r̶y̶ ̶h̶e̶a̶r̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶X̶ ̶1̶
  • ̶T̶r̶a̶d̶e̶ ̶U̶n̶i̶o̶n̶ ̶N̶e̶g̶o̶t̶i̶a̶t̶i̶o̶n̶ ̶X̶ ̶1̶
  • D̶e̶p̶a̶r̶t̶m̶e̶n̶t̶ ̶o̶f̶ ̶L̶a̶b̶o̶u̶t̶ ̶I̶n̶s̶p̶e̶c̶t̶i̶o̶n̶

Package 2

R 2 536.00 Once-off joining fee
R 440
00
Monthly
  • Info & Implementation Session
  • Free Labour Law Documents
  • 24/7 Telephonic Advice
  • Focus Newsletter
  • Access to all LWO Services
  • Legal Aid Fund Access
  • Strikes X 2
  • Retrenchments X 2
  • ̶D̶i̶s̶c̶i̶p̶l̶i̶n̶a̶r̶y̶ ̶h̶e̶a̶r̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶X̶ ̶1̶
  • ̶T̶r̶a̶d̶e̶ ̶U̶n̶i̶o̶n̶ ̶N̶e̶g̶o̶t̶i̶a̶t̶i̶o̶n̶ ̶X̶ ̶1̶
  • D̶e̶p̶a̶r̶t̶m̶e̶n̶t̶ ̶o̶f̶ ̶L̶a̶b̶o̶u̶t̶ ̶I̶n̶s̶p̶e̶c̶t̶i̶o̶n̶

Package 3

R 2 536.00 Once-off joining fee
R 663
00
Monthly
  • Info & Implementation Session
  • Free Labour Law Documents
  • 24/7 Telephonic Advice
  • Focus Newsletter
  • Access to all LWO Services
  • Legal Aid Fund Access
  • Strikes X 2
  • Retrenchments X 2
  • Disciplinary hearing X 1
  • Trade Union Negotiation X 1
  • Department of Labout Inspection

Package 4

R 2 536.00 Once-off joining fee
R 663
00
Monthly
  • Info & Implementation Session
  • Free Labour Law Documents
  • 24/7 Telephonic Advice
  • Focus Newsletter
  • Access to all LWO Services
  •  Additional services per quotation:
    k
    m and hourly rate for additional services as requested

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