One of the core functions of the SALGBC is to manage the disputes referred to the council. Disputes are managed at the Divisional level and/or Central Council. Disputes such as unfair dismissal, unfair labour practices are referred to the relevant Regional Secretary of the Division, to the applicable regional offices. If the dispute is about the interpretation or application of a collective agreement concluded at the Central Council level, it must be referred to the General Secretary. After the dispute is referred, it is scheduled for conciliation within 30 days, where the parties will attempt to settle the dispute between themselves before an independent conciliator. If the matter is unresolved a certificate is issued. The party may elect to refer the matter to arbitration, in which case the Council, shall appoint an independent arbitrator to arbitrate the dispute within 60 days. The referral should be correct, without any errors or mistakes, to avoid delays. If in doubt speak to your trade union, SAMWU or IMATU
Collective bargaining is one of the key functions in the SALGBC which can place take either at Central Council, Divisional Level or Municipal level (in the LLF). The subject matter being negotiated will determine the appropriate level or forum for such negotiations. As an example salary and wages, medical aid and retirement fund contributions, annual leave must be negotiated at the Central Council level only. The Division or LFF has no authority to negotiate wages. National conditions of service is regulated in the Main Collective Agreement.
Divisional conditions of service will apply to the specific division, if an agreement has been concluded.
Collective agreements are categorized per
Central Council level:
- The disciplinary code collective agreement negotiations has been completed and a collective agreement concluded on 1 February 2018.
- The salary and wage negotiations for the 2018/2019 has commenced .
- 1st round salary and negotiation was held on the 4 and 5 December 2017. On the 6 December the parties commenced the wage curve negotiations.
- 2nd second round of wage and wage curve negotiations was held on 31 January, 1 and 2 February 2018.
- 3rd round of wage and wage curve negotiations will be held place on 5, 6 and 7 March 2018.
- The trade unions have submitted their proposals Joined Trade Union Wage Damand in Respect of the 2018-19 Financial Year to SALGA and SALGA’s response is SALGA RESPONSE
The disciplinary code collective agreement negotiations has been completed and a collective agreement concluded on 1 February 2018.
SALGA and the trade unions (IMATU and SAMWU), in implementing and applying the multi-year Salary and Wage Collective Agreement, dated 25 August 2015
The SALGBC is established voluntarily in terms of the Labour Relations Act, by agreement between the employer organization (SALGA) and trade unions parties (IMATU and SAMWU). This agreement is contained in the Council’s Constitution (a collective agreement), which is the fundamental governing instrument that regulates the relationship between the employer organization and the trade union parties, to be read in conjunction with the Labour Relations Act.