PSCBC Report of the 13th June 2012

Council resumed yesterday the 13th June 2012 to  continue with salary negotiations with parties still standing at their various positions as tabled below. Employer then indicated that have reached the end of negotiations as they have exhausted their mandate henced a signed agreement to council was  tabled and indicated that they will only revert back to council only  after 21 days as per council constitution( 12 July 2012) to check whether it has enjoyed majority signatures.

 

ISSUES

LABOUR

EMPLOYER

Term of Agreement

Single Term

Multi-Term

Salary Adjustment

Labour tabled their revised demand to 8%

  •   6.5% for 2012/13
  • Projected CPI + 0.5% for 2013/14
  • Projected CPI + 0.5% for 2014/15

No consensus

Housing Allowance

R1500.00 pending the finalization of the GEHS;

An increase of the Housing subsidy from R800.00 to R900.00 p.m. effective from 01 April 2012, the date of the to 30 September 2012  has been removed.
No consensus

Long service awards;

  • 10yrs and more – R7500.00 once-off
  • 15yrs – R15 000.00 once-off
  • 20yrs – R20 000.00 once-off
  • 30yrs – R30 000.00 once-off
  • 40yrs – R40 000.00 once-off

 

  • 10yrs – Increase annual leave from 26 to 30 days plus certificate
  • 20 yrs – cash award of R7 500 plus certificate
  • 30yrs – cash award of R15 000 plus certificate
  • 40 yrs – cash award of R20 000 plus certificate

 

There is a consensus

Night shift allowance

R4.00 per hour for all public servants except for a more favourable sector/departmental specific night duty allowance dispensation.

  • R2,12 to R2,69 from 1 July 2012
  • R2,69 to R3,35 from 1 July 2013
  • R3,35 to R4,00 from 1July 2014
  • R4,00 per hour will be revised annually based upon the CPI for the previous year with effect from 1 April 2015

 

There is a consensus

Recognition of improved qualifications

Finalization and Implementation

Once – off Cash bonus of 10%  (improved from 5% to 10%)of employee salary notch limited on salary notch of salary level 8 effective from 1st of January 2013
There is consensus

Danger allowance

R750.00 to all qualifying categories (2009/10)

Review to include all other identified categories in the public service (2010/11 COSATU Demands)

Investigation by PSCBC whether the following categories are exposed to a genuine risk; mine inspectors, Immigration officers, defence secretariat personnel and employees at places of safety etc

There is a consensus

Shop stewards leave;

40 days and training days should not be counted as part of the leave

Increased from 10 working days in a leave cycle to 15 working days with effect from 1 January 2013.
There is a consensus

Outsourcing;

All outsourced services to be in-sourced

PSCBC to review of outsourcing and Agentisation practices as agreed in the Public Service Summit of 2010; and
A discussion document should be tabled at NEDLAC
There is a consensus

Compliance of Occupational Health and Safety Act;

Compliance of Occupational Health and Safety Act;

PSCBC to conduct an independent study on the principle of ‘decent work’ and compliance with OHSA. The audit report must be tabled at the PSCBC for discussion

There is a consensus

Performance Management and Development System (PMDS)

Uniform PMDS across all the sectors

Employer will review the current PMDS and table its proposal to PSCBC for consultation by 31 July 2013
There is a consensus

Leaves:
Sick Leave
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Family Responsibility Leave

 

Maternity Leave

Paternity leave
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Shop Stewards Leave
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Prenatal and Post-natal
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Capped Leave

 

90 days per 3 year cycle
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10 days

 

 

6 months paid leave

10 days
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40 days and training days should not be counted as part of the leave
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7 days outside of normal maternity leave
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No response on sick leave  off the table
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5 working days in a leave cycle if spouse or life partner gives birth or is sick; and
5 calendar days leave per leave cycle if child, spouse or life partner dies or immediate family member dies.
There is consensus

 

No response on maternity and paternity leave
   
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Increased from 10 working days in a leave cycle to 15 working days with effect from 1 January 2013.   There is a consensus
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Prenatal: 8 working days per pregnancy  with effect from 1 January 2013
There is a consensus

No response on capped leave

Pay progression for employees not covered by OSD according to PSCBC Resolution 3 of 2009;

Review of pay progression to 3% difference between salary notches for non-OSD employees
Salary progression periods to be reduced to 3 and 5 years respectively
Assistant  Directors and Deputy Directors  levels be reviewed and be fixed at level 10 and 12 respectively

Clause 3.6.3.2 of Res 3 of 2009 be amended to allow employees whose posts are graded on salary level 10 and 12 to be appointed and remunerated on salary level 10 and 12 respectively.
There is a consensus

Pensions;

To amend paragraph 3.5 of PSCBC 12/2002 to read as follows:-
“Guaranteed minimum annual pension increase with effect from 1st of April of each year. The increase shall be equal to 100% of the percentage increase in the CPI(all items) over the previous year, together with additional increases annually with effect from 1 April of each year to those pensioners whose annuities are less than the minimum level”

Basic annual pension increase with effect from 1 April of each year, together with an additional catch – up increases equal to 100% of the average CPI (all items) over the previous year, to those pensioners who annuities are less than minimum level.

No agreement the matter off the table

Threshold of overtime calculations;

Threshold be removed and overtime rate be calculated on the bases of an employee’s salary notch

No response

Delinking of housing allowances from spouses.

Delinking of housing allowances from spouses.

No response

Remuneration Policy

Review of the Remuneration Policy

The Employer commits to review Remuneration Policy. 

ADDITIONAL MATTERS TABLED BY THE EMPLOYER

 

 

Exit Management System
Review the exit management system in order to expedite the processing of pension payouts.

 

 

Re-arrangement of working time

PSCBC will review  the  working time arrangements with a view to determine which service delivery areas require additional and/or different working time to facilitate service delivery improvement and employment creation

 

 

Amendments to PSCBC Res 2 of 2011 (Minimum Service Level Agreement)
Clause 3.4.2 as follows; will be tabled from consideration at the PSCBC and implemented with effect from 1 April 2013.

 

 

Decent Work.
The PSCBC should conduct an independent study on the principle of decent work.