Public Service Commission to release a report on the investigation into the non-implementation of Arbitration Awards and Labour Related Court Orders by Departments and Implications on Labour Relations

09 October 2017

The Public Service Commission (PSC) will brief members of the media on its findings and recommendations, following an investigation on the extent, reasons and impact of non-implementation of arbitration awards and labour related court orders by Departments at a media briefing to be held on Thursday, 12 October 2017.

In the execution of its oversight function, the PSC received enquiries and complaints from employees regarding the non-implementation of arbitration awards and Labour Court orders by government departments. The PSC viewed this as a matter of grave concern because the non-implementation of arbitration awards and Labour Court orders has serious implications on the management of labour relations and human resources management and development in general. It further undermines the Rule of Law and the provision of effective and efficient service delivery to the citizens of this country, and frustrates, amongst others, the effectiveness of the courts and dispute resolution mechanism legislated by Parliament, and impugns the authority, legitimacy and dignity of the judiciary.

It is against this background that the Public Service Commission decided to conduct an investigation, with emphasis being placed on arbitration awards and labour court orders that were issued between the 2013/14 and 2015/16 financial years.

Media is invited to attend and cover the briefing as follows:

Date Thursday, 12 October 2017
Time 10:00 11:00
Venue Floor 25, Absa Towers Building, Cnr Pretorius & Lilian Ngoyi Streets, Pretoria

NB There will be a video link to PSC Office in Cape Town:

Sanlam Golden Acre Building
21st floor, Adderley Street

RSVP: Zodwa Jiya; Tel: (012) 352 1070; Cell: 072 311 3500; Email: Zodwaj@opsc.gov.za

Issued by the Public Service Commission

RSVPs for the event should kindly be directed to: Humphrey Ramafoko, Public Service Commission; Tel: 012-352 1196; Cell: 082 782 1730; Email: HumphreyR@opsc.gov.za

National Anti-Corruption Hotline: 0800 701 701
 

 

 

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