Absa Group
Posted Job
3 months ago

Industrial and Employee Relations Manager

With over 100 years of rich history and strongly positioned as a local bank with regional and international expertise, a career with our family offers the opportunity to be part of this exciting growth journey, to reset our future and shape our destiny as a proudly African group.

Job Summary:

To advise business and employees on Labour related issues, highlighting the risks to the business and employees alike whilst ensuring that fair and equitable employee relations outcomes are achieved.

Job Description:

  • Implement ER Strategy: Provide advice on the specific relevance to the strategy.
  • Cascade the ER strategy within the Cluster
  • Ensure the ER Policies, Disciplinary Code and procedures are implemented within the Cluster.
  • Measure the ER climate in the environment as per Cluster requirements.
  • Ensure the cluster leadership engages appropriately with the country ER, Wellness and Diversity Programme.
  • Provide specialist ER, Wellness, Diversity and Inclusion advise: Ensure ER model is applied within the Cluster
  • Motivate line managers to enhance their skills levels to manage ER in their environments
  • Run face to face workshops for presiding officers
  • Be available for ER Specialist advice on ER policy, process and programmes (including IR, Wellness, Diversity and Inclusion.)
  • Apply the appropriate advice and input consistently within the guidelines of the Regional ER Principles, Policies, Disciplinary Code and Procedures.
  • Manage high risk cases, cases involving senior employees of the Bank, CCMA cases and cases where the outcome may be dismissal.
  • Refer all cases to be logged via the HR Contact Centre
  • Be available for support of other Cluster
  • Represent the Group in external dispute resolution, e.g.
  • Interaction with Sasbo
  • Representing Absa in the CCMA
  • Acting as liaison between the group and external parties acting against or on behalf of Absa
  • Build relationships with unions on Cluster matters; manage union expectations and act as key contact within the environment
  • Provide input and conclusion to Tip-offs and Dear Maria’s in the province on request | Implement ER projects in Cluster: Act as key contact point for the planning and implementation of ER projects in the province: Wellness Days and events Diversity and Inclusion events ER / IR communications and change
  • Identify initiatives to improve ER in the province, obtain local and group sign off and implement.
  • Education:
  • Bachelor’s Degree: Arts and Humanities

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