The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union [NEHAWU] note the tabling before the joint sitting of parliament of the State of the Nation Address [SONA] by President Cyril Matamela Ramaphosa last night.
As NEHAWU, we join all progressive forces and citizens of South Africa in congratulating the Fifth President of the Republic Of South Africa Mr. Ramaphosa. The workers of South Africa and their families wishes the President well in discharging his political responsibilities.
This year’s SONA brings much needed hope and certainty to a society confronted by high levels of social inequality, poverty and ever-increasing levels of unemployment. The national union welcomes the proposed measures, to take South Africa on a new growth path.
The national union welcomes the commitment and measures to fight corruption and the support to state capture investigation free of interference. A concerted and aggressive fight must be waged against corruption, the usage of state resources for narrow political gains and the plundering of the state resources for self-enrichment. As NEHAWU, we commit ourselves in working with the President and his collective in fighting the scourge of corruption.
For some time now, NEHAWU has been at the forefront in calling for the following:
In our previous update, we reported on the employers' response to our demands arising from the Special Public Service Co-ordinating Bargaining Council (PSCBC) meeting that was convened on the 7th December 2017 of which labour vehemently rejected.
In this bulletin we report progress registered so
far through the facilitated process which took
place from the 9th January 2018 to the 26th
January 2018. Below is the update on all labour
demands based on the revised offer tabled by
The parties at the Public Service Co-ordinating Bargaining Council agree on the 3 year term of agreement following the tabling of the revised offer by the employer.
On the salary adjustment parties have not reached an agreement but there are positive developments following the employers revised offer, this includes the principle agreement on the sliding scale. Below is the employer's revised offer and labours initial response to the offer which members must give mandate to the negotiators.