Must have a completed Bachelor’s Degree or National Diploma (Industrial Psychology, Industrial & Labour Studies)
Must have an in-depth understanding of the application of the Employment Law and various policies and procedures regulating employment conditions, workplace conflict and resolution in South Africa
Minimum 5 years of proven IR/ER experience (IR experience in the logistics/transport industry will be an added advantage)
Must have a good track record in dealing with CCMA and Unions.
Lead Industrial Relations / Employee relations expertise to the business within the area of responsibility.
Industrial Relations Responsible for maintaining good relations with employees and the union in the business.
Managing and leading all Union and Management Meetings Development and Implementation of the site IR & ER Strategy.
Be the specialist on disciplinary / grievance procedures for the factory site.
Proactively identify areas of potential conflict.
Represent the company at CCMA and brief attorneys to assist with labour court disputes.
Employee Relations Manages relationships between management and employees and lead initiatives to improve relationships between management and employees.
Accountable for Employment Equity on-site, alongside HR Manager/EE Manager.
Drives the employment equity forum/committee on site. (Organise meetings and ensure minutes are taken and distributed.)
Ensure actions are followed up from meetings Active Participation in Comms forum Active Participation in the drafting of constitutions with a view to positively influence the constitution.
Coordinating and leading meetings between Management and Union Support site HRBP on coordinating and involvement at team building sessions.
Ensuring record keeping of all IR/ER-related proceedings and maintaining a database e.g. Minutes, disciplinary documents, agreements etc.
Drafting agreements reached in meetings.
Liaising between Union and Management to keep the dialogue open.
Making recommendations regarding way forward discussions.
Deal with employee queries, employee policies and procedures, and site Management Union agreements (substantive and recognition and committee related as well as project related. As well as updates thereof