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Media Release - ELRC contribution to Solidarity Fund

The Education Labour Relations Council (ELRC) has thrown its weight behind the Solidarity Fund with a donation of R1.5-million to help combat the impact of COVID-19.

The cash donation will also assist in the economic recovery, particularly for sectors that are in distress due to the Coronavirus.

The ELRC, representing the Department of Basic Education as the Employer; the South Africa Democratic Teachers Union and the combined teacher unions (CTU-ATU: the National...

Urgent directive in respect of the response to COVID-19

To: ELRC users, Commissioners, Intermediaries, Interpreters

In light of the President’s announcement on COVID-19 on 15th March 2020, the Council has taken a decision to postpone all scheduled cases from 23rd March to 30th April 2020.

The ELRC hereby direct as follows:

All contact processes involving face-to-face interaction with users are hereby postponed until 30th April 2020.

No person will be allowed to walk into the ELRC building (Centurion office) and...

ELRC Taxi Branding Campaign

As part of the Council’s advocacy campaign on Collective Agreement No. 3 of 2018 (Inquiry by the Arbitrator), our branded taxis can be seen in the following areas from 20 January to 19 February 2020:

Congratulations to the class of 2019!

The Council congratulates the class of 2019 on the national pass rate of 81.3%, which is an improvement of 3.1% compared to the 2018 results. This is a historic achievement for the country, which is above the 80% mark.

The Department of Basic Education is commended for its initiatives to improve teaching and learning in the public education system, such as its focus on equity; improved access to schooling; Learners with Special Education Needs (LSEN) and the inclusion of progressed...

Message of Condolence - Mr Fikile Nthathu

The ELRC is deeply saddened by the news of the sudden passing of an exemplary leader, Mr Fikile Nthathu, SADTU Northern Cape Provincial Secretary.

It is unfathomable that a great life could end so swiftly, but our splendid celebration and recognition is of a great legacy, of a full life dedicated to a noble cause.

Mr Nthathu contributed to the successes in the ELRC, as Negotiator, fervently representing members in the Council.

It is not our own professed glory that...

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