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Labour Relations Officer

  • Full Time
  • KwaZulu-Natal
  • Salary: R244 976.28 - R317 992.44 p.a. (T11)

Ubuhlebezwe Municipality

Ubuhlebezwe Municipality with its seat in Ixopo invites applications from suitably qualified persons for appointment to the following position.



Salary Scale: R244 976.28 – R317 992.44 p.a. (T11)

Applicable benefits: Medical aid, pension, 13th cheque, home owner’s allowance

Minimum requirements: • Grade 12 Certificate • A Bachelor’s Degree in Labour Law or National Diploma in Labour Law or Industrial Relations • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in labour relations environment • A valid driver’s licence.

Key performance areas: • Interpret the nature of the complaint submitted to the Head of Department and determine how the issues raised in the complaint will be dealt with • Research relevant law and case law to be employed in dealing with the issues raised in the complaint • Schedule meetings with the Management representatives and provide guidance on the approach/strategy to be adopted during internal enquiries or investigative processes • Prepare and submit the necessary documentation/application forms on behalf of the Municipality in respect of disciplinary and grievance processes, including appeals against outcomes/awards • Motivate to management for the use of Legal Practitioners where necessary and outline procedural and substantive issues on labour matters • Represent the Municipality at Conciliation and Arbitration processes • Provide practical training and guidance to Management on procedures and applications associated with specific industrial relations process • Communicate with the Organised Labour on specific issues or requests (reasons for specific actions/decision against member, shop stewards time-off, etc.) and scrutinize responses prior to circulation • Prepare reports on disciplinary/grievance cases referred and attended to, outlining outcomes/awards for submission to Manager Human Resources and specific committees for perusal and comment • Ensure the continued existence and functioning of the Employment Equity Committee • Submit Employment Equity Report to COGTA on a required template • Update management and staff on amendment on the Labour Law and Collective Agreements • Perform any other duty as may be delegated to you by your supervisor.

A signed letter of application indicating the position being applied for, together with a comprehensive CV and certified copies of original Certificates and ID must be forwarded to: The Municipal Manager, P O Box 132, Ixopo, 3276, by not later 16h30 on 19 September 2019. Faxed applications WILL NOT be accepted.

All enquiries should be directed to: The HR Officer, Ms B. Nondabula, at tel. (039) 834 7700.

If you do not hear from Council within 30 days after the closing date, please consider your application as unsuccessful.

Council reserves the right not to make any appointment/appointments into the above-mentioned position.