Parties to the PSCBC introduced Resolutions 07 of 1998 and 12 of 2002, respectively, in an attempt to redress specific past discriminatory practices which took place during the apartheid era. The application process for the redress project was closed by PSCBC Resolution 03 of 2012 on the 31 March 2012. The process is in the last phase of finalisation. We are currently verifying the application forms that were “not approved” as to quality assure the outcomes.
The quality assurance is conducted by independent professionals. At the conclusion of the verification process, Council will receive a report from the task team. The report will include; an indication of the cost involved in terms of the applications received, the funding model to be considered and will also propose a draft agreement for Council to allow for the close out process. Individual letters will be sent to all applicants once the process has been completed to inform them of the outcome of their application. It is foreseen that this will take place in the first quarter of 2016.
The dispute against the Department of Public Service & Administration (DPSA) on the Government Employees Housing Scheme (GEHS) – Resolution 07 of 2015 by the following Public Service Trade Unions; South African Democratic Teachers Union (SADTU), National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (NEHAWU), Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU), Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (DENOSA), refers under PSCBC case number PSCB494-15/16.
The following trade Unions have also joined in the dispute, Independent Labour Caucus (ILC) Unions- National Professional Teachers’ Organisation of South Africa (NAPTOSA), Public Servants Association (PSA), Health & Other Services Personnel Trade Union of South Africa (HOSPERSA)/ National Teachers Union (NATU)/ National Union of Public Service & Allied Workers (NUPSAW), South African Police Union (SAPU).
The parties will be formally notified of the Conciliation date in accordance with the PSCBC Dispute Resolution Rules & Procedures.
The following Public Service Trade Unions; South African Democratic Teachers Union (SADTU), National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (NEHAWU), Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU), Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (DENOSA), have referred a dispute against the Department of Public Service & Administration (DPSA) on the Government Employees Housing Scheme (GEHS) – Resolution 07 of 2015 which was signed in May 2015.
The referring Trade Unions allege that the State has failed to implement the current agreement. The agreement amongst other issues state that, the housing allowance for all qualifying employees will be increased from R900.00 to R1200.00 for those who are paying housing loans and those who have dwellings in the rural areas. The provision of R1200.00 was supposed to be implemented in July 2015.
The PSCBC has received a dispute referral to conciliation in terms of Section 24(2) of the Labour Relations Act, 1995 on the 04th November 2015. The Council has afforded an opportunity to the other admitted Public Service Trade Unions to be joined in the dispute in terms of Rule 24 (1,2) of the PSCBC Dispute Resolution Rules & Procedures. These Trade Unions have until the 11th of November 2015 to make a request/ application to be joined in the dispute.
This matter is receiving the Council’s highest attention and will be scheduled for a conciliation hearing by no later than the 3rd of December 2015 in accordance with the PSCBC Dispute Resolution Rules and Procedures.
The PSCBC would like to extend our best wishes to the Hindu, Tamil, Gujerati and other communities, here in South Africa and across the world, who celebrate Diwali or Deepavali, as it is also known.
Diwali is commonly known as the “Festival of Lights,” which symbolises the triumph of light over darkness, of good over evil, of knowledge and wisdom over ignorance and thoughtlessness.
Devotees will ideally spend this holy day; observing prayers, enjoying the company of loved ones as they exchange gifts and trays containing sweet delicacies and lamps will be lit in the evening together with fireworks displays.
Happy Diwali, may this divine light shower you with peace, prosperity, happiness, success and fulfilment
The PSCBC would like to extend its well wishes to all students that will commence writing their matric examinations today. This is the final hurdle for students to complete their secondary schooling career so aim high and make us all proud. Students, educators, parents and administrators have dedicated many years towards this cause so we would like to wish them all every possible success during this trying time.
Students, this exam is your gateway to your future and it is all in your hands. Make the best of it, study wisely, work diligently and apply your minds when writing your exams and you will definitely achieve success. Many of you will continue with your tertiary education and many will progress to the world of work, we look forward to the new batch of matriculants that will usher in fresh thoughts and ideas in order to build our democracy into one of the most progressive nations in the world.
We all look forward to you attaining good results however the Nation will embrace you even though you do not attain your desired results. There is no need to feel rejected or despondent as we are all children of God.
YOU HAVE THE KEY;
NOW OPEN THE DOOR TO SUCCESS. GOOD LUCK AND GOD BLESS.