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COLLECTIVE BARGAINING

The SAMATU Collective Bargaining division is a dynamic and proactive division that leads negotiations between employees and employers. SAMATU participates in bargaining councils that have been established in terms of sections 35, 36 and 37 of the Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995. The bargaining councils being referred to are the following:

Public Service Coordinating Bargaining Council (PSCBC)
Public Health and Social Development Sectoral Bargaining Council (PHSDSBC)

PSCBC

PSCBC is a bargaining council that deals with matters that cut across all Sectors. Sectors in this context include:

  • Health and Social Development
  • Education
  • Safety and Security
  • General Public

Matters that are dealt with by the PSCBC includes the following, and the list is not exhaustive:

  • Salaries
  • Housing Allowance
  • Medical Aid
  • Pensions
  • Leaves

PHSDSBC

This is a bargaining council that negotiates and concludes agreements that only affects employees who are employed by:

  • The National and Provincial Departments of Health
  • The National and Provincial Departments of Social Development

Matters that are dealt with by the council (PHSDSBC) includes the following, but the list is not exhaustive:

  • Uniform Allowance
  • Rural Allowance
  • Occupational Specific Dispensation (OSD)

Some of the bargaining matters that SAMATU participates in includes, but not limited to:

  • Wages
  • Working Conditions
  • Benefits
  • Working hours
  • Training
  • Health and Safety
  • Overtime
  • Grievance Mechanisms
  • Rights to participate in workplace or company affairs

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