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Regional Industrial Relations Officer

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Job Description

Responsible to render sound labour relations to minimize conflict, increase productivity and efficiency and to establish and maintain good and fair labour relation practices to the Company and it’s clients. To develop and maintain a high performance, productive, responsive and flexible work force through the application of sound human resource management and employee relations principles.


-Grade 12 with
-Labour Law or HR qualification or equivalent
-Minimum 3 – 5 yrs. Labour Relations experience essential with extensive exposure to CCMA, Conciliation, Arbitrations, unions etc.
-Proven experience in managing the delivery of personnel services to a workforce in excess of 600 employees.
-Experience within the distribution and logistics sector will be an added advantage
-Registration with a professional body would be advantageous

    Maintain oversight of all TSE first line discipline (charge sheets, warnings, notices, etc)
    Oversee and get involved with Disciplinary Proceedings (Grievances, Desertions, Counselling, Informal And Formal Hearings)
    Facilitate disciplinary enquiries, appeals, grievances and CCMA cases;
    Maintain the IR tracker;
    Advise employees and management on disciplinary processes and procedures;
    Attend CCMA when required on conciliation and Abitration;
    Assist with the documentation for Abitration;
    Liaise with Union officials and representatives when required.
    Co-ordinate all external referred disputes ie. Labour Court, CCMA;
    Arrange and collate background information on disputes;
    Conduct preliminary investigations and compile background reports for submission to Bargaining Council;
    Research relevant case law, liaise with labour experts and compile case reports in preparation of disputes for either arbitration or CCMA;
    Ensure formal engagement between labour and employer for purposes of consultation and negotiation;
    Give advice to Management, staff and unions on labour related matters and evaluate policies and procedures in line with labour legislation;
    Build and maintain constructive relationships with unions, management and councillors;
    Ensure compliance with relevant collective agreement;
  • Monitor and give advice with the handling of disciplinary hearings/incapacity hearings;
    Conduct preliminary investigations to establish the need for formal disciplinary procedures to be proceeded with;
    Coordinate and facilitate Labour Relations Training;
    Implement and maintain strike contingency plans;
    Keep record of daily Labour Relations related activities, update records and files to maintain a database of labour matters.


    Stay abreast of all legislative changes in order to keep regional management and clients informed at all times;
    Design and implement labour relations related initiatives within the company and with clients, thereby creating unique differentiators ;
    Provide input/guidance to client on Labour Relations matters to minimise risk;
    Develop and implement action plans around specific labour relations type situations;
    Custodian of internal company Labour Relations documentation and processes and make recommendations and agreed changes.


A well structured remuneration package is on offer.