Welcome to the GPSSBC
The General Public Service Sector Bargaining Council (GPSSBC) was designated in terms of the PSCBC Resolution 10 of 1999 as the bargaining council of the general public sector. The GPSSBC was registered with the Registrar of Labour Relations on July 28th, 1999,and subsequently inaugurated on September 7th, 1999.
The GPSSBC was established to facilitate, amongst other:
- Collective Bargaining
- Dispute Resolution
The Constitution of the GPSSBC allows for the establishment of Chambers within the Sector (GPSSBC Constitution par. 13.9). GPSSBC Resolution 3/2004 allowed for the establishment of Chambers for the Provincial Governments and National Departmentswithin the Scope of the GPSSBC.
GPSSBC Vision and Mission
Delivering exceptional service to all we serve
To promote sound labour relations and ensure industrial stability through effective and efficient collective bargaining, dispute prevention, dispute resolution and good governance.
Objectives of the GPSSBC
Objectives of the GPSSBC are to:
- promote labour peace in the General Public Service Sector;
- promote and maintain sound relationships between the employer and its employees;
- negotiate and bargain collectively to reach agreement on matters of mutual interest;
- provide mechanisms for the prevention and effective and expeditious resolution of disputes;
- conclude, supervise and enforce collective agreements;
- comply with its powers and duties in terms ofthe Labour Relations Act and the Council's Constitution;
- consider and deal with such other matters as may affect the interests of the parties to the Council;
- promote the effective delivery of services to the community; and
- promote effective communication between the employer, its employees and the trade union sin the General Public Service Sector.
The GPSSBC, along with the other sectoral bargaining councils, is the steward of the rights and obligations for the South African public service.
Scope of the GPSSBC
Clause 3 of the Constitution of the GPSSBC describes the scope of the Council as follows:
"The State, as employer, and its employees who fall within the scope of the PSCBC, and do not fall within the registered scope of the:
Education Labour Relations Council;
Public Health and Social Development Sector Bargaining Council; and
Safety and Security Sectoral Bargaining Council.