ILERA Executive Committee Members

Executive Committee Member - Africa

Frikkie de Bruin

Mr Frikkie De Bruin
General Secretary: Public Service Coordinating Bargaining Council (PSCBC)
P.O. Box 3123
Lyttelton South, 0176
South Africa
Tel.: Tel: +27 (0)12 644 8100 / 2
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Frikkie De Bruin is the General Secretary of the Public Service Coordinating Bargaining Council (PSCBC) – an independent organization that was established in terms of the South African Labour Relations Act. The main objective of the organization is to maintain sound labour relations practices within the public service. More specifically, the PSCBC negotiates Agreements on the conditions of employment of public service employees, prevents and resolves labour disputes through mediation and arbitration, facilitates hearings to resolve disputes within the Public Service, conducts extensive research on labour relations trends globally and nurtures strategic partnerships with other entities within the labour relations sphere both nationally and internationally. Frikkie formed part of the negotiating team establishing the PSCBC and was deployed as General Secretary in 2010.

He is the Acting Deputy President for the Industrial Relations Association of South Africa (IRASA). It was under the auspices of IRASA together with ILERA that the 17th ILERA World Congress was held for the first time on African soil from 7-11 September 2015, with Frikkie as Chairperson of the Local Organising Committee.

Frikkie is also an Executive Committee Member of the National Association of Bargaining Councils (NABC) in South Africa and a member of the Institute of Directors of Southern Africa (IODSA).

He completed his Labour Law Masters (LLM) at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, with his treatise on a Comparative Study of Minimum Services in the Public Service.

In addition, he has had significant achievements in the areas of mediation, facilitation and skills development, lending to his vast experience and expertise in strategic planning, operational execution, labour relations, dispute resolution/prevention and policy development.