• Public Service Co-ordinating Bargaining Council

    Public Service Co-ordinating Bargaining Council

    A Bargaining Council positioned to advance and influence change in the labour market environment

  • Public Service Co-ordinating Bargaining Council

    Public Service Co-ordinating Bargaining Council

    Promoting sound labour relations through collective bargaining and dispute management both locally and internationally

  • Public Service Co-ordinating Bargaining Council

    Public Service Co-ordinating Bargaining Council

    Our Values
    Integrity; Efficiency; Accountability; Good Governance and Equity

  • Public Service Co-ordinating Bargaining Council

    Public Service Co-ordinating Bargaining Council

    Promoting sound labour relations through collective bargaining and dispute management both locally and internationally

  • Public Service Co-ordinating Bargaining Council

    Public Service Co-ordinating Bargaining Council

    A Bargaining Council positioned to advance and influence change in the labour market environment

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Welcome to the PSCBC

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  

Our Vision

A Bargaining Council positioned to advance and influence change in the labour market environment

Our Mission

Promoting sound labour relations through collective bargaining and dispute management both locally and internationally

Our Values

Integrity
Efficiency
Accountability
Good Governance
Equity

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Labour News:

MINIMUM WAGE IS ‘FOR LOCAL AND FOREIGN WORKERS’ – BUSINESS DAY

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has defended the proposed R3,500 minimum wage, saying it will improve the living conditions of many locals.
The figure was presented to the National Economic Development and Labour Council partners in November.
During his final question and answer session for the year in Parliament on Wednesday, Ramaphosa said the proposed minimum wage would also apply to foreign workers.
United Democratic Movement leader Bantu Holomisa asked Ramaphosa what the government was doing to prevent the exploitation of foreign nationals. Concerns have been raised that some employers exploit foreign nationals.
"[The set] wage will cover all employees in our country regardless of their nationality… Our labour laws cover all employees regardless of their nationality," Ramaphosa said.
Employers who did not comply with the agreed minimum wage would be penalised. About 47% of working people in SA earned less than R3,500 a month and 51% lived on less than R1,036 a month, he said.
In November, Cosatu said that although it felt R3,500 was not enough and "unacceptable", it was satisfied a minimum wage was becoming a reality. Cosatu had proposed a minimum wage of R4,500.
The Food and Allied Workers Union also said in November that it was happy a minimum wage was being discussed, but the union had demanded it be set at R5,700. "The proposed figure of R3,500 seems to be ignorant of, or indifferent to, this country as the widest unequal society on earth," the union said.
On Wednesday, the National Union of Metalworkers (Numsa), a former affiliate of Cosatu, said it rejected the proposed minimum wage and it did not support the endorsement of Ramaphosa as the next ANC president.
"Numsa can never support a capitalist exploiter who is seeking to protect his own huge investments and the interests of white monopoly capital," general secretary Irvin Jim said.
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GAUTENG NEEDS 400,000 JOBS A YEAR – THE TIMES

The Gauteng economy needs to create 400,000 jobs consistently every year to put a serious dent on unemployment.
A massive influx of people into the country's economic hub has placed additional pressure on Premier David Makhura's government to create jobs.
A little more than 16,200 people monthly have moved into Gauteng in search of economic opportunities in the past three years, raising the provincial population numbers by 585,000 to 13.2million people.
Makhura - delivering his year-end political report yesterday in the Gauteng legislature - said second-quarter figures (July-September) saw the provincial economy grow by 2.9%, up from 0.1% in the preceding three months.
Gauteng registered the highest number of jobs created (126,000) in the second quarter, compared with 93,000 jobs in Eastern Cape and 49,000 in Western Cape.
Despite the jobs created, unemployment dropped by a paltry 0.4%.
"We all know this is not enough.
"We need our economy to create at least 400,000 jobs per annum if we are to deal with the scourge of unemployment, and the perennial challenge of rapid urban migration," said Makhura.
He said his administration was developing 700 township-based suppliers, fitting them into the provincial supply chain and linking them with the province's larger suppliers.
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Government has announced in the PSCBC an increase in the GEMS subsidy of 8,8% as with effect 1 Jan 2017.

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UNION DEMANDS SAFETY INVESTIGATION – SA LABOUR NEWS

Johannesburg - Workers at ArcelorMittal South Africa in Vanderbijlpark are demanding that the company takes the health and safety of their workers seriously, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) said on Friday.
This follows an accident in October in which a worker lost three fingers and another accident when a worker fell from a roof and was fatally injured.

Numsa on Friday said it was demanding that three managers responsible for health and safety at the plant be suspended.
Numsa also demanded that the Department of Labour appoint qualified inspectors to carry out a thorough investigation into health and safety standards within the company.
The union said it was convinced that the company did not take health and safety seriously and was more concerned with maintaining and increasing production.
Numsa general secretary Irvin Jim said it was also angry at the number of times management had victimised and charged the shop stewards who raised complaints from workers.

“On December 2 the dispute was taken for conciliation at the Metal and Engineering Bargaining Council and although the commissioner tried to conciliate, the employer arrogantly looked for excuses,” Jim said.

“These included the union missing the 30-day deadline for conciliation in terms of Section 135 of the Labour Relations Act, even though this happened because the company had promised to investigate the accidents, but failed to do so.”
Jim said the union had asked to meet the commission today to discuss its demands, failing which Numsa would proceed to issue a notice for a strike.
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