President Jacob Zuma has, in terms of section 84(2)(a) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, assented to the Labour Relations Amendment Act, 2004 (Act No.6 of 2014).


The Act seeks to, amongst others:


(a)  Respond to the increased informalisation of labour to ensure that vulnerable groups receive adequate protection and are employed in conditions of decent work.


(b)  Ensure that labour legislation gives effect to fundamental constitutional rights, including the right to fair labour practices, to engage in collective bargaining and right to equality and protection from unfair discrimination.


(c)  Enhance the effectiveness of primary labour market institutions such as the Labour Court, CCMA, the Essential Services Committee and Labour Inspectorate.


(d)  Rectify the anomalies and clarify uncertainties that have risen from the interpretation and application of the Act and the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, 1997 (Act No. 75 of 1997).

The process of Pensions Redress is conducted in accordance with the Public Service Co-ordinating Bargaining Council (PSCBC) Resolution 07 of 1998 and Resolution 12 of 2002.

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Parties to the PSCBC met today to confirm the annual salary increase for Public Servants for the 2014/15 period. The increase with effect from the 1 April 2014 will be 7,2%. The increase will be implemented together with the salary run on the 15th May 2014 (backdated to April 2014). A further 0,2% owed to public servants between the actual CPI and projected CPI for the 2013/14 salary increase will be paid on 1 May 2014.

The CCMA and Bargaining Councils have embarked on an initiative to partner with Public Universities to develop and deliver a qualification in Labour Dispute Resolution Practice.

The Programme:

- is targeted at aspirant CCMA commissioners and Bargaining Council panellists and trade union, HR/IR and legal practitioners;

- is pitched at postgraduate level  equivalent to  NQF level 8, occupationally directed  and aims to produce competent ready to practice graduates;

-includes all core aspects of the current CCMA commissioner training;

 - includes training in substantive law and in-depth technical skills training on arbitration and conciliation;

 - in addition, following a holistic approach, the Programme includes components on  soft-skills, social justice, ethics, diversity and other topics.

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The PSCBC together with the Public Service Commission (PSC) will be hosting the third (3rd) Biennial Labour Relations Conference. The conference theme is: “The changing world of work: key issues for labour relations and employment relations in the Public Service, enhancing social dialogue and accelerating development”.The conference aims to maintain a momentum in providing a discourse to debate latest issues on labour relations in the Public Service. In order to achieve that it is significant to sustain this dialogue through constructive engagements with Labour Relations Practitioners within the public sector and with organised labour. Furthermore, the conference will provide an opportunity for interaction between labour relations and human resource practitioners and other stakeholders in the field of labour relations in the Public Service. Some of the key issues that will discussed at the conference will include amongst others,-The importance of social dialogue in preventing strike violence, also considering the impact of strike law and the broader implications for the Public Service;
-The success or failure of social dialogue: The broader implications;
An analysis of collective bargaining: Lessons to be learned in enhancing social dialogue;
-Critical analysis of collective bargaining in the Public Service: Domestic and International Trends;
-Overview of the latest amendments to the Labour Relations Act, 1995;
-The state of collective bargaining in the Public Service;
-Salary and employment outcomes in the South African Public Service: 1994 – 2013;
-General framework and the impact of the Occupational Specific Dispensation (OSD) in the Public Service;
-Towards accelerated growth and development: Advancing sustainability of human capital in the Public Service; and
-Essential Services and the implication of Minimum Service Agreement within the Public Service.

The event will be addressed by The Honourable Minister Mildred Oliphant, Minister of Labour; Mr Ben Mthembu, Chairperson of the PSC; and Adv Luvuyo Bono; Chairperson of the PSCBC.

The conference is planned in anticipation of the International Labour and Employment Relations Association (ILERA) World Congress in 2015.

Date: 22-24 October 2013, Saint George Hotel Pretoria

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