Industry Representation

Printing SA serves as the official voice of the industry offering legal representation, consultancy services
and secretariat functions to our members at below-market rates.

We provide industry representation across many forums and organisations:

  • Fibre Processing and Manufacturing (FP&M) Seta – Board and Committees
  • Statutory Council of the Printing, Newspaper and Packaging Industry of South Africa – Board and Committees
  • The Printing Industry Pension and Provident Fund for South African Typographical Union (SATU) members – Board and Committees
  • South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SACCI) – Council
  • Johannesburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) – Council
  • Association of BBBEE Practitioners (ABP)
  • Proudly South African
  • Business Unity of South Africa (BUSA)
  • The Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI)
  • International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (ITAC) in opposition to duty applications made on raw materials for the Industry
  • Representation of the Industry at the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO)
  • Representation of the Industry on the National Artisan Development Advisory Body (NADAB)
  • Representation on the National Artisan Moderation Forum (NAMF)and Moderation Body (NAMB)

We serve as the secretariat of the several organisations including:

  • Federation of European Screen Printers Associations (FESPA)
  • Independent Packaging Employers Association of South Africa (IPESA)
  • Printing Employers Association of South Africa (PEASA)
  • South African Institute of Print (SAIP)
  • Cheque Printers Association of South Africa (CPASA)

We are associated with the following international organisations:

  • Official representatives of FESPA in Africa
  • Official representatives of Two Sides South Africa

We offer labour relations representation at the Industry's Statutory Council for the Printing Newspaper and Packaging Industry as well as:

  • Advice on various labour related Acts (BCEA, LRA, EE, UIF)
  • Secretarial service for the Printing Employers Association of South Africa (PEASA) and Independent Packaging Employers Association of South Africa (IPEASA)
  • Representation Serving on and representing the interests of employers on the Board of Trustees for the SA Typographical Union Retirement Funds
  • Counselling, chairing of disciplinary hearings, chairing disciplinary appeal hearings
  • Preparation and representation at the CCMA or Statutory Council for Conciliation and Arbitration
  • Wage Negotiations
  • Section 189 Operation Requirements Consultations
  • Mutual separation agreements
  • Disciplinary Codes and Labour Relations Templates
  • Investigating and evidence gathering

Consultancy Services

We provide our members with consulting services that include the facilitation of salary negotiations, mediation between members and clients, arbitration between members and clients, the chairing of disciplinary hearings and appearances at Statutory Council or CCMA.

Human Resources Management

Not only do we consult on Human Resources Management but we offer contracts of employment, telephonic advice on Human Resources matters and Ad Hoc Industry wage surveys as well as advice on the interpretation of health and safety legislation and regulations.

  • Customised Company Policy Handbook
  • Telephonic advice on Human Resources matters
  • Preparation and submission of Annual Employment Equity Plans and Reports
  • BBBEE consulting and advisory service
  • Ad Hoc Industry wage surveys and union relations
  • Advice on various labour related Acts (BCEA, LRA, EE, UIF)
  • Business process engineering workflow design
  • Preparation and submission of Workplace Skills Plans and Annual Training Reports
  • Preparation of and submission of Discretionary Grant Applications
  • Organisational Development: Structure health check and advice on restructuring (where necessary,) Developing Job Descriptions, Conducting Job Evaluations and Grading; Developing a Performance Management system
  • Developing a Performance Management system Policy Development: policy and procedures health check (review of existing policies and procedures,) develop new policies and procedures where necessary
  • Selection and recruitment from advice on the selection and recruitment process, Developing advert, Convening Selection Committee, Interview process to the Selection process, contracts and offer of employment
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