Formed in 1937, Engineering Iron and Steel Association of Zimbabwe is a legally constituted body that represent and serve the interests of all employers in the engineering ,iron and steel industry. Its members are involved in mechanical engineering, general engineering, agricultural engineering, structural engineering, foundries, building and assembly of bodies for vehicle chassis of passenger goods and or bulk careers, commercial refrigeration, mining engineering and electrical/electronic engineering.
EISAZ`s panoramic view is to be a recognized leader in the sustainable production and supply of value added iron and steel products and engineering services.
The Association strongly believe in teamwork, transparency, integrity, innovation, effective communication and positive thinking.
Our Association is divided into two regions namely Western and Eastern regions. Each region is governed by a regional council led by a chairperson and a deputy chairperson. The Regional Councils are accountable to the Association`s National Executive Council which comprises of the Association`s president, vice president, immediate past president and the regional chairpersons and their deputies. The Association has a vibrant team of relevant experts led by a Secretary General who oversees the day today management affairs of EISAZ`s business.
EISAZ has a business committee which represent the interests of all members in terms of business support and linkages. The Committee comprise of members from ferrous and base metal traders and processors, refrigeration manufacturers, foundries and such other sectors of the industry.
POLICY ADVOCACY AND REPRESENTATION
EISAZ is the voice of employers in the Engineering, Iron and Steel Industry . It represents employers in various bodies and government agencies. EISAZ lobby for policies that improve the industry`s environment in which our members operate and it provides the necessary infrastructure and technical expertise to ensure effective collective bargaining, industry compliance and dispute resolution. We initiate influence on policies affecting trade and economic matters, labour relations and skills development.
BUSINESS & LABOUR RELATIONS UPDATES
EISAZ regularly conducts knowledge-sharing meetings with its members in regional and special regional council meetings to discuss new government policy issuances affecting business and labour relations. These meetings include consultation on collective bargaining issues and policy proposals.
SEMINARS AND TRAINING
EISAZ conducts case-based training aimed at dealing with more common workplaces issues. EISAZ`s training is meant to upgrade the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of employers, and executives on Business, IR/HR concepts, policies, and best-practices. Our seminars and workshops may be conducted in-house based on request by a member.
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT PUBLICATIONS
EISAZ conducts research to ascertain the state of the engineering , iron and steel industry, publishes benchmarking tools that analyse trends in iron and steel industry regionally and internationally. EISAZ also conducts research to ensure that appropriate collective bargaining agreements are achieved. We also provide various publications on laws and policies that serve as guides on how to become a more effective and responsible employer.
HELPDESK FOR MEMBERS
Provision of assistance, services, and support to members on matters concerning their day-to-day workplace concerns and problems, specifically on business, industrial relations, human resources management, and occupational safety and health.
UP-TO-DATE, VALUABLE INFORMATION
Our members get access to daily and weekly written snippets on the activities of EISAZ and latest developments in the national economy, the field of labour relations and human resources management sent by email and which are available on the EISAZ website.
OBJECTIVES OF THE ASSOCIATION
The Association`s objectives are as follows;To exercise the functions of an employer`s organisation.
To promote the business interests of members
To regulate and co-ordinate the relations between members and their employees and further the interests of members in relation to their employees.
To promote skills development
To promote good labour relations in the engineering, iron and steel industry.
To provide members with information to assist them in the running of their businesses.
To develop standards for its members to comply with as well as a code of ethics for the industry
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