Membership

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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.  Membership is vested in the legal entity irrespective of the number of employees.  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 from 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 every page of the form
  • Send the proof of payment for the once-off joining fee and membership fee to info@lwo.co.za – see cost structure below
  • You are now loaded on our system as an LWO member and receive you 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

R2 280.00 (incl. VAT)

  • Information session: proactive training with regards to all aspects of the employer’s relevant sector / Bargaining Council. Employment contracts, payslips, policies, procedures, disciplinary code and proforma labour law documentation (warnings, ultimatums, etc.) will be provided, explained, discussed and implemented
  • Implementation session: discussion of terms and conditions of employment contracts, policies, procedures, disciplinary code and relevant legislation with the employer and employees, to ensure that the member complies in all respects with the requirements as set by the member’s relevant sector / Bargaining Council.

Annual membership fee

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 for all membership packages

  • 1 x information and implementation session:  every member receives proactive training so that you know exactly what is expected of you – all labour law documentation is provided, explained, discussed and implemented
  • Free labour law documentation:  employment contracts, warnings, notices, policies and procedures, legislation, etc.
  • Free 24/7 telephonic advice (speak directly to a qualified legal advisor)
  • Focus newsletter (bimonthly):  practical information regarding how to handle specific situations in the workplace
  • Access to all LWO services (including representation at the CCMA, Bargaining Councils and Labour Court) at member tariffs:  R548.00 per hour | R4.50 per km

Pricing Options

Annual fee = * | Monthly fee = **

Basic Package
R2 376.00*

R198.00 (x12)**
- Newsletter with relevant information and case studies
- Free telephonic advice 24 hours per day and seven days per week
- One information - & one implementation session in compliance with labour legislation
- Access to all LWO services at member tariffs
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Package 1
R3 636.00*

R303.00 (x12)**
BENEFITS: as per Basic Package PLUS
- Strikes (two meetings per year)
- Retrenchments (two meetings per year)
- Representation in CCMA / Labour Court up to R10,000.00 per renewal year*
 
*Travelling and accommodation costs for member’s account
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Package 2
R4 596.00*

R383.00 (x12)**
BENEFITS: as per Basic Package PLUS
- Strikes (two meetings per year)
- Retrenchments (two meetings per year)
- Representation in CCMA / Labour Court up to R20,000.00 per renewal year*
 
*50% of travelling and accommodation costs paid by LWO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Package 3
R6 984.00*

R582.00 (x12)**
BENEFITS: as per Basic Package PLUS
- Strikes (two meetings per year)
- Retrenchments (two meetings per year)
- x1 Disciplinary hearing/consultation (incapacity / poor work performance)
- x1 Trade union negotiation
- x1 Assistance during inspection by the Department of Labour
- Representation in CCMA / Labour Court up to R73,500.00 per renewal year*
 
*All travelling and accommodation costs paid by LWO
 
 
 
 
Package 4
R582.00 (x12) + monthly quotation amount
BENEFITS: as per Basic Package PLUS
 
- ADDITIONAL SERVICES PER QUOTATION (km + hourly rate for additional services as requested). Services such as:
• Assistance with inspections by the Department of Labour
• Strikes
• Retrenchments
• Consultations
• Trade union negotiations
• Disciplinary hearings/consultations
- Representation in CCMA / Labour Court up to R73,500.00 per renewal year*
 
* All travelling and accommodation costs paid by LWO
 
Domestic worker Package
R456.00
- Electronic newsletter with relevant information and case studies
- Free telephonic advice 24 hours per day and seven days per week
- One electronic information session
- Information file: CD with all relevant documentation, bound employment contracts (free for the first two domestic workers) and a manual
- Access to all LWO services at member tariffs
 
(free for first two domestic workers, and then R131.58 + R18.42 (VAT) = R150.00 per extra domestic worker)
 
 
 
 
 
 

Hourly tariff (all services not specified):  R480.70 + R67.30 (VAT) = R548.00
Travelling costs:  R3.95 + R0.55 (VAT) = R4.50