New general secretary for National Bargaining Council


Lou-Ann Brothwell (image sourced from EOHCB Facebook page)

The National Bargaining Council for Hairdressing, Cosmetology, Skincare and Beauty Industry (HCSBC) has appointed Lou-Ann Brothwell as its new general secretary.


This position was previously referred to as CEO.


HCSBC takes its statutory authority from the South African Labour Relations Act (Act 66 of 1995). The council’s role consists primarily of facilitating agreements between trade union/s and employer organisation/s, in this industry’s case, UASA – The Union and EOHCB (Employers’ Organisation for Hairdressing, Cosmetology & Beauty).


With a professional background in labour relations, Brothwell holds legal qualifications and has experience in industrial relations, human resources and general management across both the public and private sectors.

Most recently, Brothwell worked in the aviation industry in a management position for a national airline, and subsequently as the general manager of a branch of a trade union (i.e. pilots’ union). (Source: EOHCB Facebook page)

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