28 May 1957- 29 July 2020
The PSCBC grieves the loss of one of our most dear and long serving Council Members, Mr Thembekile Siko. We value the knowledge that Mr Siko has brought to the Council and Country at large. He had labour relations and workers’ rights flowing through his veins and he championed the fight for worker rights for many decades. Mr Siko was a former NEHAWU Trade Union negotiator and also served as the Chief Negotiator for the State during his term at the Department of Public Service & Administration. Mr Siko summed it up very well in a recent interview with him, “I have sat on both sides as a negotiator at PSCBC, I crossed the floor so to speak. Negotiating on the side of the employer is very interesting because you start understanding some of the things that the government was saying when you were on the side of labour.”
On behalf of the Chairperson, General Secretary, Council & Secretariat we would like to place our record our sincere appreciation to this fallen Comrade who we all loved dearly. He was always full of humour and very kind and caring person. Mr Siko was respected and revered by all people that he interacted with.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Siko family during this difficult time, we pray that the Lord grants you courage and strength. Go well our Brother and Father Cde Siko, you will be missed, and may your soul rest in peace. Hamba Gahle