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Welcome to the website for the Public Service Co-ordinating Bargaining Council (PSCBC) which aims to provide comprehensive information regarding the PSCBC as a co-ordinating bargaining council and its functions. We trust that you will find this website both informative and of value.

PUBLIC SERVANTS SALARY INCREASE 2014/15

Parties to the PSCBC met today to confirm the annual salary increase for Public Servants for the 2014/15 period. The increase with effect from the 1 April 2014 will be 7,2%. The increase will be implemented together with the salary run on the 15th May 2014 (backdated to April 2014).A further 0,2% owed to public servants between the actual CPI and projected CPI for the 2013/14 salary increase will be paid on 1 May 2014.

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN`S DAY

8 March

Women’s groups around the world marks International Women’s Day. Women on all continents, often divided by national boundaries and by ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic and political differences, come together to celebrate their day, looking back to a tradition that represents at least nine decades of struggle for equality, justice, peace and development. International Women’s Day is the story of ordinary women as makers of history, it is rooted in the centuries-old struggle of women to participate in society on an equal footing with men. In ancient Greece, Lysistrata initiated a sexual strike against men in order to end war; during the French Revolution, Parisian women calling for “liberty, equality, fraternity” marched on Versailles to demand women’s suffrage. The idea of an International Women’s Day first arose at the turn of the previous century, which in the industrialized world was a period of expansion and turbulence, booming population growth and radical ideologies. South Africa also celebrates national Women’s Day on 9 August to commemorate the the great women’s march of 1956, where women marched to the Union Buildings to protest against the carrying of pass books.

DELIVERY OF A NEW LABOUR DISPUTE RESOLUTION PRACTICE QUALIFICATION

The CCMA and Bargaining Councils have embarked on an initiative to partner with Public Universities to develop and deliver a qualification in Labour Dispute Resolution Practice. The Programme: - is targeted at aspirant CCMA commissioners and Bargaining Council panellists and trade union, HR/IR and legal practitioners; - is pitched at postgraduate level  equivalent to  NQF level 8, occupationally directed  and aims to produce competent ready to practice graduates; -includes all core aspects of the current CCMA commissioner training;  - includes training in substantive law and in-depth technical skills training on arbitration and conciliation;  - in addition, following a holistic approach, the Programme includes components on  soft-skills, social justice, ethics, diversity and other topics. Read more……TDU-LDRP-Publicity Statement-10 Jan 2014

3RD BIENNIAL LABOUR RELATIONS CONFERENCE

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL CONTENT FOR THE ABOVE CONFERENCE IS UNDER THE DOCUMENTS TAB ABOVE- 3RD BIENNIAL LRC 2013

The PSCBC together with the Public Service Commission (PSC) will be hosting the third (3rd) Biennial Labour Relations Conference. The conference theme is: “The changing world of work: key issues for labour relations and employment relations in the Public Service, enhancing social dialogue and accelerating development”.The conference aims to maintain a momentum in providing a discourse to debate latest issues on labour relations in the Public Service. In order to achieve that it is significant to sustain this dialogue through constructive engagements with Labour Relations Practitioners within the public sector and with organised labour. Furthermore, the conference will provide an opportunity for interaction between labour relations and human resource practitioners and other stakeholders in the field of labour relations in the Public Service. Some of the key issues that will discussed at the conference will include amongst others,-The importance of social dialogue in preventing strike violence, also considering the impact of strike law and the broader implications for the Public Service;
-The success or failure of social dialogue: The broader implications;
An analysis of collective bargaining: Lessons to be learned in enhancing social dialogue;
-Critical analysis of collective bargaining in the Public Service: Domestic and International Trends;
-Overview of the latest amendments to the Labour Relations Act, 1995;
-The state of collective bargaining in the Public Service;
-Salary and employment outcomes in the South African Public Service: 1994 – 2013;
-General framework and the impact of the Occupational Specific Dispensation (OSD) in the Public Service;
-Towards accelerated growth and development: Advancing sustainability of human capital in the Public Service; and
-Essential Services and the implication of Minimum Service Agreement within the Public Service.

The event will be addressed by The Honourable Minister Mildred Oliphant, Minister of Labour; Mr Ben Mthembu, Chairperson of the PSC; and Adv Luvuyo Bono; Chairperson of the PSCBC.

The conference is planned in anticipation of the International Labour and Employment Relations Association (ILERA) World Congress in 2015.

Date: 22-24 October 2013, Saint George Hotel Pretoria

contact Mr Oomang Parag – oomangp@pscbc.org.za for more details

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