An update on the arbitration of the wage dispute in the public service currently taking place at the PSCBC.
The matter was set down for virtual oral arguments on 28 August 2020 relating to the jurisdiction of the PSCBC. On the 28 August 2020, the proceedings were postponed sine die pending the proceedings before the Labour Court under the case number J500/20.
The parties agreed that the applicants in case number J500/20 shall file affidavits in answer to the cross-application before the Labour Court by 14 September 2020, and the respondents any replying affidavits by 28 September 2020.
Further the parties have agreed to jointly request the Judge President of the Labour Court to grant an expedited date for the hearing of the matter in that court, or the Labour Appeal Court sitting as a court of first instance in terms of s175 of the Labour Relations Act, 1995, and in that regard to issue directions relating to the filing of the record and of heads of argument.
Updates will be given as and when progress is made.
Issued by PSCBC Media Section: 31 August 2020