Employment Equity

GFIA espouses the values and the principles of Article 9 of the Constitution, and the Employment Equity Act and other employment policy documents and statutory instruments. Among these are the Labour Relations Act, the Basic Conditions of Employment Act and the Skills Development Act.

Nevertheless, the need for a GFIA-specific Policy Framework and strategies for the relevant priority areas is recognised, despite the abovementioned requirements to comply with legislation. The GFIA Policy Statement regarding equity and representivity focus on providing a framework for the implementation of sustainable affirmative action and equity programmes throughout the firm.

GFIA acknowledges the importance of employment equity in the workplace. We view it as a business strategy that is there to ensure that the workforce stays competent and motivated, thus ensuring its continued survival and success in a competitive global economy.

We are in compliance with the Employment Equity Act, and our current (2017) demographic profile is represented by 71.43% previously disadvantaged individuals and 45.24% females.