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
The Public Service Co-ordinating Bargaining Council (PSCBC) today commemorates Africa Public Service Day with understanding and recognition of the immense contribution made by all public servants across Africa in fighting Covid-19 pandemic. The PSCBC wishes to highlight the role of public administration in building and sustaining peaceful co-existence among communities.
PSCBC would like to thank and celebrate all the frontline workers who work tirelessly to combat this pandemic. The lives of all the nationals are indebted to you and we urge everyone to work together with all public servants tasked to help communities in getting tested and ensuring safety to make Africa a better place for all.
Africa Public Service Day is an event entrenched in the African Union calendar. It originates from the conference of African Ministers for Public or Civil Service held in Tangier, Morocco in 1994. It was agreed at this conference that 23 June should be celebrated annually as Africa Public Service Day to recognize the value and virtue of service to the community.
The aim of this commemoration is to boost public administration programmes, public sector performance and recognise the value of service the community.
The DPSA will hold a virtual event on Tuesday, 23 June at 07h30 and you can follow all the proceeding of the event by clicking links below:
The parties to the PSCBC, on the 02 September 1998 and 29 November 2002 respectively, agreed on a pension restructure process through the Public Service Co-ordinating Bargaining Council (PSCBC) Resolution 07 of 1998 and Resolution 12 of 2002. The aim of the two resolutions is to provide compensation to government employees who suffered various forms of discrimination by government pension funds under apartheid.
This discrimination amongst others includes the following; female teachers and other female employees in the public service who had to resign to give birth and upon return were admitted to the Temporary Employees Pension Fund (TEPF), RSA citizens employed in former Transkei, Bophuthatswana, Venda, and Ciskei (the so-called "TBVC States”) and Employees admitted to temporary pension funds due to their medical/physical status.
The following members qualified:
02 July 2019
The parties to the PSCBC, on the 02 September 1998 and 29 November 2002 respectively, agreed on a pension restructure process through the Public Service Co-ordinating Bargaining Council (PSCBC) Resolution 07 of 1998 and Resolution 12 of 2002.
The aim of the two resolutions is to provide compensation to government employees who suffered various forms of discrimination by government pension funds under apartheid.