Employer’s organisations are business’ version of trade unions, and equally perhaps, the area where employer’s organisations add the most value to a company is in industrial relations and human resources. By belonging to an employer’s organisation a company has the surety that they will be represented by experienced labour professionals, in the event of dispute resolution. This strategic advantage must never be underestimated. The representation issue will assume greater importance should the proposed amendments to the Labour Relations Act be promulgated. These proposed amendments have conferred even greater importance to employer’s organisations, as well as severely curtailing the right of representation by e.g. advocates, attorneys, consultants etc. in e.g. the CCMA.
Should these amendments be promulgated, it would mean that companies would have to defend themselves in disputes by either their managers, legal staff in their employment or by members of an employer’s organisation. The question therefore should be asked:
“ Can a company take the risk not to belong to an employer’s organisation? ”
Being in business has enough risks. Join today and become a member. Apart from having representation and the support of a labour professional, you will also have online access to our Resource Centre.
- Excellent service by officials who are well versed with the Labour Laws of South Africa;
Professional and supportive services to our members;
Pro-active and sound labour practices;
Participation in the labour arena in order to stay abreast of all labour related changes;
Representation in the applicable forum;
Various applications necessary in terms of the rules of the specific forum;
Any other enquiries regarding dispute resolution;
Full access to CEO’s website resource centre;
Access to current labour articles and information.