SASAWU UPDATE ON THE PSCBC SPECIAL MEETING OF THE 27 FEBRUARY 2019

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February 28, 2019
  1. DPSA CIRCULAR 1 OF 2019: ON REDUCTION OF % OF REMUNERATION BUDGETS FOR PAYMENT OF PERFORMANCE BONUSES FOR ALL CATERGORIES OF EMPLOYEES TO BE WITH EFFECTED 1 APRIL 2019

 

LABOUR SUBMISSION:

  • Labour rejected the unilaterally nature to which the Employer proposed to changes to the conditions of service of the affected categories of Public Servants in respect of Performance bonuses. Labour further reminded the Employer about the critical and pivotal function of the PSCBC in so far as the matters of this nature are concerned, and accordingly demanded the immediate withdrawal of DPSA circular 1 of 2019 by no later than 1st March 2019.

RESOLUTION

  • The meeting resolves to have the matter withdrawn from the day’s agenda immediately and give the Employer up to the 1st March 2019(Friday), to formally withdraw the Circular subject to it being brought back to PSCBC for consultation by both parties.

 

  1. DPSA ADVISORY NOTE: REFERENCE CHECKING AGAINST SOCIAL MEDIA PROFILES

 

LABOUR SUBMSSION:

  • Labour once again in its rejection of the employer’s intent to implement the advisory note was not brought to the council for consultation prior to it being implemented, thus in the Labour view such a DPSA ADVISORY NOTE cannot be implemented until the has been a consultation under the auspices of PSCBC as it is the relevant structure for negotiations and consultation. The same proposed DPSA ADVISORY NOTE, must be immediately withdrawn to afford parties to the council enough time for consultation.

RESOLUTION

  • The council resolved that the Employer must withdraw the advisory note and further inform all departments to withdraw such from all employment adverts placed to date. The Employer will have to do so by Friday, 1 March 2019, and is at liberty to bring it back to council for consultation.
  1. FOREIGN SERVICE BILL CONSULTATION & REPRESENTATION TO PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE ON INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS.

LABOUR SUBMISSION

  • Labour requested that the matter be deferred to special Council meeting to afford parties the opportunity to seek mandate on the matter. The council should also enquire as to at which stage the matter is within the parliamentary process, so that all parties are able to finalize their submissions within the next two weeks period.

RESOLUTION

  • The matter was accordingly deferred to a later special council meeting to take place within the next two weeks. Parties  are directed to submit their inputs before the lapse of the two week. Labour to convene special Labour caucus to discuss inputs and position of labour.

Issued by the office of the Secretariat.

 

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