Senior Labour and Employee Relations Officer

Closing Date June 1, 2020 closed

Job Description/Key Resonsibilities

Terms of Reference

Senior Labour and Employee Relations Officer

Guyana Power & Light Inc. is the premier provider of electricity services in Guyana and requires the services of a suitably qualified candidate to fill the vacant position of Senior Labour and Employee Relations Officer within the Human Resources Services Department, 257/259 Middle Street Annex, Georgetown, Guyana.

Under the general direction of the Manager – Human Resources Services the incumbent will be responsible for all Industrial and Employees Relations activities.


  1. Participate in addressing grievances and work to resolve complex employee relations/labour relations issues.
  2. Mediate discussions between employer and employee representatives in attempt to reconcile differences.
  3. Conduct investigations, and prepare reports.
  4. Counsel and advise employee on employment policies and procedures.
  5. Advice on the interpretation of Industrial agreements reached between the Company and participating Unions, as well as employment agreement and monitors their effective implementation.
  6. Monitor Company’s adherence to labour laws and regulations.
  7. Train Managers and Supervisors on topics related to the handling of grievances, fostering good labour relations, working conditions and disciplinary policy and procedures.
  8. Represent the Company in labour disputes, conciliations and arbitrations.
  9. Facilitates information gathering where necessary for wages and salaries negotiations with the unions. Research case law or outcome of previous case hearings.
  10. Prepare proposals for collective bargaining and other labour negotiations.
  11. Maintain in-depth knowledge of legal labour requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance.
  12. Prepares monthly Employee Relations Reports.
  13. Assess Union’s proposals on salary, benefits and working conditions.
  14. Assist in the preparation of reports, correspondence on various Human Resources issues.
  15. Develop methods to monitor employee satisfaction with policies and working conditions.


Required Qualifications and Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management/Business Management /Industrial Relations or Law from the University of Guyana or any accredited Institution with a minimum of three (3) years’ relevant experience in Labour Relations.


Diploma in Human Resources Management/Industrial Relations/ Business Management from the University of Guyana or any accredited Institution with a minimum of seven (7) years’ experience in Labour Relations.

How to Apply

Applications should be addressed to the Manager – Human Resources Services, Human Resources Services Department, Guyana Power & Light Inc., 257/259 Middle Street, Georgetown not than later than June 01, 2020.