What is an Industrial Relations Officer?

Industrial Relations Officer Job Description

It is the responsibility of industrial relations officers to promote effective organizational practices among employees and employers. For industrial negotiations, industrial relations officers may represent industrial, commercial, union, employers or other organizations.



Typical Job Duties

• Advise on the operation of industrial agreements

• Negotiate rates of pay and conditions of employment on behalf of employees and employers

• Develop and administer policies on different employee classifications and wage structures

• Maintain or assist in developing good relationships between employers and employees

• Advise on and negotiate in enterprise based agreements

• Represent industrial groups in front of industrial tribunals

• Conduct research relating to industrial relations, such as how changes in work practices affect productivity

• Study and interpret relevant legislation



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