Employers’ Organisations

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What is an employers' organisation?

According to Labour Act 651, an employers’ organisation is any organisation of employers established by employers with the principal objective of promoting employers’ interests and relations between employers and workers.

What are the rights of an employers’ organisation?

An employers’ organisation has the right to: 

  • Draw up its constitution and rules, elect its officers and representatives
  • Organise its administration and activities and formulate its own programmes
  • Affiliate to and participate in the activities of international employers’ organisations.

What are the procedures for registering an employers’ organisation?

An employers’ organisation shall apply in writing to the Chief Labour Officer to be registered. The application for registration shall include the constitution, rules, names of officers and office address of the employers’ organisation. When the Chief Labour Officer is satisfied, he or she shall issue a certificate to the employers’ organisation.

What should be included in the rules of an employers’ organisation?

The rules or constitution of an employers’ organisation shall include provisions in respect of the following matters:

  • The name of the organisation
  • The registered office to which correspondence notice may be addressed
  • The principal object of the employers’ organisation
  • The qualifications for membership
  • The grounds on which an officer or a member may be suspended or dismissed from office or membership
  • The procedure for suspension or dismissal of an officer or a member
  • The membership fees and other subscriptions payable
  • The manner of dissolution of the employers’ organisation and disposal of its assets
  • The manner of altering, amending or revoking its constitution or rules 
  • The power, function and duties of officers of the employers’ organisation.

What benefits will I get as an employer if I join employers’ organisation?

An employer will benefit from the following services:

  • Negotiation of collective agreements and/or preparation of staff conditions of service
  • Representation at the National Labour Commission
  • Advice on employment issues and human resource management
  • Advice on best practices on industrial relations matters
  • Management of workplace HIV/AIDS
  • Management of child labour in the workplace
  • Support on occupational safety and health issues
  • Development of conditions of services
  • Development of employment contracts
  • Organisation of HR training and staff development programmes
  • Development of HRM manuals and staff manuals
  • Cross-cultural training programmes
  • Business start-up support
  • Development of strategic plans
  • Remuneration surveys
  • Organisational restructuring

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