Happy Deepavali/ Diwali

Wishing all of our Hindu colleagues a Happy Deepavali/ Diwali. May God bless you on this auspicious day.

World Teachers Day 2014

The 05 October 2014 marks the celebration of World Teachers Day. The PSCBC acknowledges the pivotal role played by teachers towards the development of our progressive South African nation.  Teachers remain the pillars of our communities and work tirelessly, give unselfishly with humility and dedication to transfer knowledge and values from generation to generation. Being a teacher is the greatest service that can be provided to mankind and remains the main source of nourishment for the intellect of students. The PSCBC will continue with its vision, which is to promote sound labour relations through collective bargaining and dispute management to assist teachers in executing their tedious duties. On this momentous day, we salute the Teacher, may God always bless the teacher to champion this cause of building a better country for all our citizens and to make South Africa one of the most progressive nations in the world. May this noble profession continue to grow and flourish. The PSCBC further acknowledges the valuable role played by the Public Service Trade Unions towards the development of this noble profession.  


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.

President Zuma assents to the Labour Relations Amendment Act

President Jacob Zuma has, in terms of section 84(2)(a) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, assented to the Labour Relations Amendment Act, 2004 (Act No.6 of 2014).   The Act seeks to, amongst others:   (a)  Respond to the increased informalisation of labour to ensure that vulnerable groups receive adequate protection and are employed in conditions of decent work.   (b)  Ensure that labour legislation gives effect to fundamental constitutional rights, including the right to fair labour practices, to engage in collective bargaining and right to equality and protection from unfair discrimination.   (c)  Enhance the effectiveness of primary labour market institutions such as the Labour Court, CCMA, the Essential Services Committee and Labour Inspectorate.   (d)  Rectify the anomalies and clarify uncertainties that have risen from the interpretation and application of the Act and the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, 1997 (Act No. 75 of 1997).


The Botswana Public Service Bargaining Council (BPSBC) will host the 7th ILERA Africa Regional Congress- with support from the Public Service Coordinating Bargaining Council (PSCBC) and Industrial Relations Association of South Africa (IRASA). ILERA, being the International Labour and Employment Association, was established in 1966 and its general purpose is to promote the study of labour and employment relations throughout the world in the relevant academic disciplines. The IRASA is gearing up to host the 17th World Congress of the International Labour and Employment Relations Association (ILERA) in Cape Town in 2015. This is a prestigious event at which experts from across the world present the latest developments and research on employment relations and numerous related topics.In the build up to the World Congress, IRASA will be hosting the 7th ILERA AFRICAN REGIONAL CONGRESS on the 15-16 September 2014 in Gabarone, BotswanaA panel of experts will present and facilitate on THE AFRICAN PERSPECTIVE ON A CHANGING WORLD OF WORK: HOW DO THE INCREASE OF FOREIGN INVESTMENT IN AFRICA, THE EXTENT OF INFORMAL WORK, THE IMPACT OF LABOUR MIGRATION AND THE GROWING IMPORTANCE OF THE PUBLIC SECTOR IMPACT ON THE LABOUR MARKET, EMPLOYEE RELATIONS AND SOCIAL PROTECTION IN AFRICA”.Click here to find out more  

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