702.co.za interviews Johannesburg lawyer, Ludwig Frahm-Arp, on unions rights in the workplace.
Employment lawyer Ludwig Frahm-Arp says trade unions can be company-specific, industry-specific or sector-specific.
According to Frahm-Arp, the Labour Relations Act sets out how unions are legally formed and the rights they have.
He explains that trade unions are given rights depending on their representivity of the workforce.
Frahm-Arp says that a trade union is typically "sufficiently representative" if they have a membership of at least 35% of the workforce.