KwaZulu-Natal Engineering Industries Association (KZNEIA) was officially registered with the Department of Labour in terms of section 96(7) of the Labour Relations Act, 1995, on 02/09/1943.
With 75 years of representing employers as an Association, KZNEIA partners with the Employers, Employees, Department of Labour and Trade Unions regarding all aspects of lawful activities necessary for collective bargaining, negotiation of wages and other conditions of employment.
An employer association’s function is akin to that of a trade union. Employer associations and trade unions have to be registered with the Department of Labour and fall under their jurisdiction when it comes to issues of compliance.
Any company whose employees are affiliated with a trade union would be well advised to engage the services of an employer association to represent them in the same manner that the trade union represents it’s members, especially if your company, business or industry is particularly prone to volatile eruptions as the result of workplace disputes.
KZNEIA represents employers in disputes, strikes, disciplinarians, grievances and within all collective bargaining structures. However KZNEIA has accredited mediators on has we we believe that conflict is not unavoidable and values progressive and robust discussions and engagements with employees with the view of finding workable solutions whenever possible.
As members of KZNEIA employers do not have to wait until conflict erupts within the organisation before contacting us. The organisation has specialists in all areas of Human Resources, Labour Relations, Employment Equity, Skills Development, Training and Organisational Development who are available to assist your business to be both compliant as well pro-active with the goal of avoiding workplace disputes which can be expensive and have been known to even close businesses down.
KZNEIA has a bouquet of services suitable with which we can partner you in your business, to enable stability and growth for all.