Employee Relations Manager IR / Labour Relations - Johannesburg
Must have a 3-year Degree or Diploma in HR Management majoring in IR / Labour Relations
4 years’ experience in an ER business environment, with 2 years proven management skills
Advanced Labour Law experience and skills
Proven work experience of HR information systems – please indicate on CV
Valid drivers’ license
Strong IR / Labour Relations experience
Reporting to the HR Manager, this role’s purpose is to provide subject matter expert advice, ownership, support and guidance to the HR Manager and other stakeholders for all Employee Relations matters within the Operation. Collaborate with the HR Manager on compliance to the LRA, BCEA and EEA to ensure that a harmonious work environment is maintained and that the company specific ER risks are dealt with pro-actively to minimise operational risk.
Collaborate with HR Business partner (HRBP) to advise line managers on the application of and compliance to the PDSA disciplinary code, grievance procedure, disciplinary procedure, incapacity and relevant legislation.
Ensure compliance with the Group ER strategy, policies and substantive agreements.
Monitor and/or facilitate turnaround time with regard to disciplinary hearings / grievances and CCMA matters to minimise risk or escalated ER incidents.
Develop and implement employee engagement platforms and plans per annum and reporting to.
Partner with the HR Manager to facilitate on negotiation meetings and other ER related sessions with stakeholders (Organised Labour, HODs, GMs, external stakeholders).
Identify, analyse and report potential ER risks to minimise business interruption (key indicators would be lack of management of IR issues to standards and policies; Employee queries not timeously resolved such as feedback on grievances, Outcome of disciplinary enquiries, disputes).
Facilitate on-going training sessions on managing employee relations to line managers and shop stewards.
Ensure consistent and fair application of the Disciplinary Code across on the operation, analyse and report on trends.
Monitor of all forms of absenteeism and sick leave abuse and in partnership with the responsible HRBP take pro-active action to identify trends and facilitate corrective action.
Communication and circulation of all policies and procedures including updated amendments to legislation.
Effectively plan and prepare for CCMA proceedings to represent the Company. Central point for the co-ordination of all CCMA referrals and ensure compliance to CCMA rules and processes Open and prepare files that are due for Labour and labour appeal court proceedings.
Manage and ensure the timely capturing of all information related to ER matters (Disciplinary, Grievance and incapacity hearings) on VIP system. Ensure that all matters emanating from engagement forums (Future Forum, Negotiating Forum and Accommodation and Living Conditions meetings etc.) are captured, monitored and resolved.
Support the Group ER and HR Manager on drafting the Management mandate for salary negotiations with Organised Labour, including the execution of logistical arrangements, minute keeping and drafting of agreements. Managing correspondence with various trade Unions and other affected parties as well as ensuring the accuracy of communication and interpretation of processes and agreements between employees and management.
Ensure that mandatory forum meetings are held in accordance with prescribed regulations and agreements company Negotiating Forum, Future Forum, company rights, Housing and Accommodation and Employment Equity. Minutes of meetings are prepared, adopted and signed off by relevant stakeholders in a timely manner.
Ensure alignment between management and union with regards to relevant regulators.
Ensure that operation complies with housing and living conditions standards as directed by the regulator and that the Housing and Living Conditions plan is submitted to the DMRE as prescribed.
Engagement and Communication: Establish and maintain good working relationships and an effective / sound communication system with the ER Function
Reporting, Monitoring and Evaluation Audit: Ensure that all ER reporting is aligned with standards, guidelines and schedules
Willing to relocate if needed
Salary package offered Market Related+ Benefits
Please email your CV, with copies of all