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Labour Relations

Labour Relations covers information on overtime, remunerative work outside the public sector (RWOPS), disciplinary and grievance procedures, and where to go for help if you have a labour relations problem.

Getting Help for Labour Relations Issues

Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration

The Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) is a dispute resolution body established in terms of the Labour Relations Act, 66 of 1995 (LRA). It is an independent body, does not belong to and is not controlled by any political party, trade union or business. It was established to provide the country with an accessible, user-friendly and, above all, inexpensive labour dispute resolution system. Workers who have allegedly been unfairly dismissed or the victims of various unfair labour practices are able to approach the CCMA alone or with certain categories of recognised representatives in order to seek redress for workplace wrongs.

Email | Phone (011) 377-6650

Public Service Commission

The Public Service Commission (PSC) covers personnel procedures relating to recruitment, transfers, promotions and dismissals, investigates grievances of employees in the public service concerning official acts or omissions and advises national and provincial organs of state regarding personnel practices in the public service.

Email | Phone 012 352 1000

Public Service Coordinating Bargaining Council

Public service bargaining councils, namely, the Public service coordinating bargaining council (PSCBC) and the Public health and social development sectoral bargaining council (PHSDSBC) are the fora for negotiating salaries for public service employees. SAMA is the official organisation representing doctors on these councils.

Department of Employment and Labour

The Department of Employment and Labour strives to reduce unemployment, poverty and inequality in South Africa by developing a set of policies and programmes aimed at job creation and economic efficiency and equality, as well as sound labour relations Website

South African Medical Association

The South African Medical Association (SAMA) employs well trained Labour Relations advisors who advise, represent and engage various employers, on behalf of affected members throughout the country. Their primary role and function is to prevent and resolve employment complaints and disputes; with the following issues: Grievances, Disciplinary matters, Unfair labour practices and dismissals disputes, Unfair discrimination and employment equity matters, and Litigation. The Trade Union Task Team addresses conditions of service and remuneration of salaried doctors and is particularly active in representing doctors - collectively and individually - in terms of labour relations legislation and negotiations: Terms and conditions of employment; salaries, benefits and allowances, Policy proposals, reviews and monitoring.
Email | Phone 012 481 2160 or 012 481 2075