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Nel et al (Nel, P.S. et al. 2004. 6th Edition. Human Resources Management. Oxford University Press, Cape Town.) states “to improve the organisation’s effectiveness, implies that the work people do must be enhanced, as well as the relationship that exists between people and the organisation must be improved.” Employee Relations focuses on improving this relationship between people and the organisation, in terms of the effectiveness and efficiency of the university.

Employee relations may be defined as those policies and practices which are concerned with the management and regulation of relationships between the Nelson Mandela University, the individual staff member, and groups of staff within the working environment.

Here you will find guidance and information on such issues as grievances, misconduct, incapacity due to ill-health / poor work performance and dispute resolution.

Sound employee relations are based on:

  1.  Effective mechanisms for communication and participation
  2.  A safe and effective work environment
  3.  Commitment and motivation of all staff

Mission: To ensure that the Human Resources practices of the University are in line and aligned to Labour Relations legislation and to monitor adherence of such practices by the employer and employees, with particular emphasis on managing Labour Relations within the Nelson Mandela University.