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DIRECTORATE: LABOUR RELATIONS. LABOUR RELATIONS FORUM: 3rd Quarter 2005. Time Arrangements. Programme. 1. Opening and welcome 2. Standing items Feedback from: Directorate: Labour Relations Public Service Co-ordinating Bargaining Council Education Labour Relations Council

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Directorate labour relations

DIRECTORATE: LABOUR RELATIONS

LABOUR RELATIONS FORUM:

3rd Quarter 2005



Programme
Programme

1.Opening and welcome

2. Standing items

Feedback from:

  • Directorate: Labour Relations

  • Public Service Co-ordinating Bargaining Council

  • Education Labour Relations Council

  • Provincial Education Labour Relations Council

    3. New items

  • Know your rights workshop for post level 1 educators

    4. General

  • Tribute to our women in the workplace

    5. Next meeting and closure


Feedback directorate labour relations
Feedback : Directorate Labour Relations

  • Statistics on :

    • Grievances and Disputes

    • Misconduct

  • Arbitration Awards

    • Disputes

    • Misconduct


GRIEVANCES & DISPUTES

June 2005

Total = 294


Comparison of last quarter grievances and disputes march 05 271 june 05 294
Comparison of last Quarter(Grievances and Disputes)March 05 : 271June 05 : 294




Comparison of last quarter misconduct march 05 250 june 05 172
Comparison of last Quarter(Misconduct)March 05 : 250June 05 : 172


Arbitration awards
Arbitration awards

  • Test the waters.


Feedback on the pscbc
Feedback on the PSCBC

  • Feedback on Employer Initiative Package (EIP) on the cards

  • Feedback on the Public Service Medical Scheme (GEMS)

  • Membership statistics of the PSCBC



Feedback on the education labour relations council elrc
Feedback on the Education Labour Relations Council (ELRC)

  • New resolutions: 2005

    • 4 Resolutions have been signed thus far

    • Vote weights

    • Backlog in salaries

    • IMQS for school based education Therapists and Psychologists

    • IMQS System for Public FET College Based Educators

  • NB New salary scales attached wef 1July 2005


Current issues elrc
CURRENT ISSUES (ELRC)

MATTERS CURRENTLY UP FOR NEGOTIATION:

  • IQMS (1% Increment)

  • Grading norms for institutions

  • ABET educators (Conditions of Services)

  • FTSS

  • Incentives

  • Rewards


Feedback on pelrc meeting 23 5 05
Feedback on PELRC Meeting 23/5/05

  • Skills Development

  • National Teaching Awards

  • Safer Schools

  • NPDE

  • HIV in the workplace

  • Employment Equity

  • Transformation


Skills development
Skills Development

  • The proposed division of the budget allocation for skills development has not been finalised yet

  • Dispute regarding the allocations

  • Meeting scheduled for 28 July 2005

  • Watch the space


National teaching awards
National Teaching Awards

  • An advert was placed in the newspaper, as well as using radio stations to inform school communities of the NTA

  • Adjudication Process 2005

    • Training for the adjudication panels has taken place on 26 May 2005

    • A training session for the South Cape / Karoo Cluster was held separately.

  • Nomination Forms / Dates

    • Information guides were sent to schools and the nomination forms were posted on the HRD website


Safety at schools
Safety at Schools

  • The Procedural Manual which was launched on 18 February 2004 offers information regarding Safe Schools Policy and practical advice to school management, School Governing Bodies, School Safety Committees as well as the Education Management and Development Centers


Safety at schools cont
Safety at Schools (cont.)

  • The Division Safe Schools has a three-pronged approach which calls for the implementation of crime control, crime prevention and systems strategies

  • The three pronged strategy is:

    • Environmental programs (crime control)

    • Behavioral / Attitudinal programs (crime prevention)

    • Systems programs


Safety at schools cont1
Safety at Schools (cont.)

  • A Provincial indaba to discuss safety at schools is still in the planning stage for 2005 where all relevant stakeholders will be on board, including provincial departments of Community and Safety and Works

  • A questionnaire was sent to 20 schools per EMDC to ascertain the effectiveness/barriers of the manual

  • No stats available yet


NPDE

  • The WCED experienced minor problems with the administration of the program by the service providers

  • Service providers were requested to put a process in place to ensure that students do not receive statements for payment, raising unnecessary enquiry's from the students.

  • The WCED was invited to make a presentation on the WCED’s expectation on the delivering of the programs and service


Npde cont
NPDE (cont.)

  • The workshop took place on 2 March 2005 and gave the WCED and service providers the opportunity to be mindful of the challenges and service required


Hiv aids in the workplace
HIV & AIDS in the workplace

  • This policy and “Policy in a Nutshell” was distributed to all institutions at the end of February 2005

  • Peer Educator Training took place and the names of educators being trained as Peer Educators were forwarded to the HIV Life Skills Program.


Hiv aids in the workplace cont
HIV & AIDS In the workplace (cont.)

  • The WCED hosted a VCT campaign for all EMDC’s except the South Cape/Karoo, as a service provider had to be awarded by the Department of Health

  • As soon as the service provider is appointed, VCT will be provided in certain identified towns


Employment equity
EMPLOYMENT EQUITY

  • The Chief Directorate: Human Resource Management discussed the Implementation Directive and identified practical issues

  • The concerns related to the practical issues, ie monitoring procedures, support from the EMDCs and training to SMTs and SGBs to which solutions must be provided

  • The directive is currently with the MEC for approval




Know your rights and responsibilities
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Completed 3 EMDCs thus far

  • Received positive responses

  • Great need for labour relations training

  • Request educators who attended the workshop to share info with colleagues

  • Confident that the workshop will bring harmony at institutions


Know your rights and responsibilities cont
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES (Cont.)

  • Topics that were discussed at the workshop

    • Legislation

    • Grievances

    • Disputes

    • Misconduct

    • Bargaining councils

    • Organisational rights

  • The entire workshop with slides is available on our website




Misconduct
Misconduct

  • Progressive discipline

  • Disciplinary meetings and hearings

  • Sanctions

  • Appeals



Organisational rights
Organisational Rights

  • Right to belong to a union

  • Right to access

  • Right to stop-order facilities

  • Leave for trade union activities

  • Disclosure of information

  • Right to strike

    • WHETHER Protected or Unprotected Strike the principle of no work no pay will always apply


Training workshop cont
TRAINING WORKSHOP (CONT.)

  • DATES (REMINDER)

    • Various EMDCs

  • PLEASE ADVISE YOUR EDUCATORS ACCORDINGLY:

    IT MAY BENEFIT YOU IN THE FUTURE


General
General

  • Tribute to our women in the workplace

    • We salute all our women and commemorate Women’s Day with them on 9 August 2005

    • Labour of Love (Document)


Presenters
Presenters

Fritz Brand : (021) 467 -2399



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