Labour Relations

Jeanine Pires-Putter

Jeanine has 12 years’ experience in the labour relations and trade union sector and more specifically 11 years’ experience as negotiator in wage negotiations. She is a registered Chartered human resource professional and has a successful track record of achieving effective and positive outcomes in various negotiations and consultations. She is also elected Chairperson of SAPTU NW (South African Parastatal & Tertiary Institutions Union) (4years).


Barend Jacobus Linde

Bennie Linde is an associate professor in labour relations at the North-West University. He has more than 20 years experience as a labour relations practitioner, which includes being a labour inspector at the Department of Labour (1994-1998), acting as a labour relations practitioner for employers (since 1998) and acting as regional chairperson of a trade union (SAPTU; 2002-2004). Bennie started his academic career in 2001 at the then Potchefstroom University for Higher Christian Education, where he completed master’s degree in industrial sociology, while lecturing in labour relations.