DATE: 18 May 2018

The PSCBC is pleased to announce that the Parties to Council have concluded the wage negotiations for the public service.

The agreement addresses amongst other the following areas;


The salary adjustment for the period 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019, effective from 1 April 2018, for employees on salary levels 1-12 will be as follows:

  • Salary Levels 1 to 7 7%
  • Salary Level 8 to 10 6.5%; and
  • Salary Level 11 to 12 6%


Parties agree to the equalization of pay progression across the public service at 1.5% per annum to employees appointed in the public service in terms of the following legislation;

  • Employment of Educators Act 76 of 1998 (as amended);
  • Police Service Act 68 of 1995 (as amended);
  • Public Service Act 103 of 1994 (as amended); and the
  • Educators appointed in terms of the Correctional Services Act 111 of 1998 (as amended)

Implementation to be 1 July 2018 & 1 July 2019 respectively.


Parties agree to the delinking of the payment of the housing allowance of spouses.

Parties agree to the incremental implementation of the delinking of the housing allowance as follows:

  • Delinking of the housing allowance for spouses of employees on salary level 1-5 with effect from 1 September 2018;
  • Delinking of the housing allowance for spouses of employees on salary level 6-12 with effect from 1 September 2019.

Parties will reconvene on Monday 21 May 2018 at 11:00 for signing the agreement. The full contents of the agreement will be published after parties have appended their signatures to the agreement.

The PSCBC would like to thank parties for concluding this key agreement. We acknowledge the leadership of the Minister of Public Service and Administration and Leadership of the Trade Unions, managing this very tedious process over a prolonged period with all of the challenges we faced.

We also want to express our appreciation to public servants tolerating the prolonged process and allowing us to find an amicable solution without having to revert to industrial action.

Thank you to our facilitators Kaizer Thebedi and Ingrid Dimo for guiding us to this conclusion.

Mr Frikkie De Bruin
PSCBC: General Secretary

Frikkie De Bruin: 082 896 5006