ELRC heralds an era of revolutionised dispute management services

The ELRC is making its mark as the first bargaining council in the public sector in South Africa to introduce a digitised dispute referral system, specifically designed for teachers in the public education sector.

In fulfilling its mandate to maintain labour peace in the public education sector, the Council has streamlined the process of referring disputes, eliminating the manual process to ensure efficiency and ensuring that disputes are resolved in the shortest space of time....

ELRC applauds SADTU KZN for its firm stance

The Education Labour Relations Council (ELRC) appreciates the sentiments expressed by the Chairperson of SADTU KZN, Phumlani Duma, who vehemently opposed relationships between teachers and their pupils, as reported in the Daily Sun on 28th June 2019.

Duma warned members that the union would not tolerate members having affairs with pupils and encouraged SADTU members to honour their responsibility to look after the children entrusted to them by parents.

The stance taken by...

Media Release - Sexual misconduct

The Education Labour Relations Council (ELRC) is aware of the naked photographs that are circulating on social media, as reported by the Daily Sun on 4th February 2019, of a school teacher and underage minor from a school in the Vaal.

As stipulated in Collective Agreement No. 3 of 2018, the matter will be dealt with in the ELRC through an arbitration process (Inquiry by the Arbitrator), once the Department has concluded its internal processes.

Media Enquiries: Bernice Loxton...

Media Release - ELRC Collective Agreements

The Education Labour Relations Council (ELRC) has accomplished a major feat for the public education system through the conclusion of the following collective agreements:

• Collective Agreement No. 2 of 2018: Amendments to paragraph B 8.5.2 of the Personnel Administrative Measures; • Collective Agreement No. 3 of 2018: Providing for compulsory inquiries by arbitrators in cases of disciplinary action against educators charged with sexual misconduct in respect of learners; • Collective...

Discount on Juta’s Education Law and Policy Handbook

The Council revised the Personnel Administrative Measures (PAM) for educators in the 2015/16 financial year. The Revised PAM was subsequently gazetted by the Minister of Basic Education in February 2016. The Revised PAM is a significant document for educators, as the amendments in the PAM will ensure consistent implementation of provisions throughout the nine Provincial Departments of Education.

As part of the Council’s endeavour to contribute to the improved quality of basic...


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