Issue 1 December 2009 - 20th Anniversary Celebration

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POLICE AND PRISONS CIVIL RIGHTS UNION                                         November 2009




        20th Anniversary Celebration
         20 years of Advancing the Working Class Struggle within the Justice Cluster
                                   POPCRU PROVINCIAL OFFICES
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POPCRU House Head Office                 Western Cape                             North West                              Letters To The Editor                                                                            3

POPCRU House Head Office                 The Secretary                            The Secretary                           Festive Message From POPCRU President – Zizamele Cebekhulu                                       4
1 Marie Road,                            POPCRU House Cape Town,                  POPCRU North West,
Auckland Park,                           No. 5 Grasmere Street                    West End Building,                      An Aha! Moment For A Struggle To Advance Working Class Hegemony in The Justice Cluster           5
Johannesburg 2000                        Athlone 7764                             Office No. 30302, 3rd Floor
Tel: 011 242 4600                        Tel: 021 696 4277                        51 Leask Street                         20th Anniversary Celebration                                                                     6
Fax: 086 625 054                         Email: wc.administrator@popcru.org.za    Tel: 018 464 3053
Email: gs@popcru.org.za                                                           Email: nw.administrator@popcru.org.za   Bargaining News                                                                                  11

                                                                                                                          Dispute Management And Support Services Report
                                                                                                                          Dispute Resolution Operational Report                                                            18
KwaZulu Natal                            Limpopo                                  Eastern Cape
                                                                                                                          Safety And Security Sector Bargaining Council [SSSBC]
The Secretary                            The Secretary                            The Secretary                           Housing Allowance: South African Police Services                                                 18
POPCRU KwaZulu Natal,                    POPCRU House Limpopo,                    POPCRU House,
Kings Place Field, 10th Floor,           78 Dahl Street,                          20 Muir Street,                         Organising News : Case Management System                                                         19
30 Field Street,                         Pietersburg,                             Southern Wood
Durban 4001                              0699                                     East London,                            Organising News : National Membership Statistics And Data October 2009                           20
Tel: 031 304 9680                        Tel: 015 297 5435                        5200
Email: kzn.administrator@popcru.org.za   Email: lim.administrator@popcru.org.za   Tel: 043 743 8700                       Legal News : Golden Rules in Case of A Misconduct                                                21
                                                                                  Email: ec.administrator@popcru.org.za
                                                                                                                          Secretariat News                                                                                 22

Northern Cape                            Free State                               Gauteng                                 Focus On Provincial Activities                                                                   24

The Secretary                            The Secretary                            The Secretary                           Education, Training And Development News
POPCRU Northern Cape,                    POPCRU Free State,                       POPCRU,
Flexeley House, 3rd floor                Penbell Building,                        124 Marshall Street                     Capacity Building For Improved Service Delivery Takes The Centre Stage In POPCRU                 26
24/28 Du Toitspan Road                   29 Elizabeth Street                      3rd Floor, Lungu House
Kimberely,                               Bloemfontein                             Johannesburg, 2001                      Police Services Training Centres Reaches Excellence Status Through Sasseta                       27
8301                                     9300                                     Tel: 011 834 7758
Tel: 053 833 2464                        Tel: 051 448 1996                        Email: gt.administrator@popcru.org.za   Focus On Gender                                                                                  28
Email: nc.administrator@popcru.org.za    Email: fs.administrator@popcru.org.za
                                                                                                                          International News
                                                                                                                          POPCRU Continues to Unionise Police, Corrections and Traffic Officers on the African Continent   29

Mpumalanga                                                                                                                Cuba’s CTC Officials Visit At POPCRU HOUSE                                                       30

The Secretary                                                                                                             COSATU 10th National Congress Reaching A Remarkable Milestone: Declaration                       32
POPCRU Mpumalanga,
                                                                                                                          COSATU 10th National Congress                                                                    36
Hansa Building, 2nd Floor
21 Arras Street
                                                                                                                          Statement on the Alliance Summit                                                                 38
Witbank
1053                                                                                                                      Bursary Information                                                                              39
Tel: 013 656 2813
Email: mp.administrator@popcru.org.za
Chief Editor’s                                                                                                                                                                                     Editorial Team                                       Letters to the Editor

Comment
                                                                                                                                                                            Editor In Chief
                                                                                                                                                                            Comrade Nkosinathi Theledi

                                                                                                                                                                            Deputy Editor in Chief                                                    THE EDITOR
                                                                                                                                                                            Comrade Lebogang Phepheng                                                    We, the members of Grahamstown Institution have initiated a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Voluntary Project called ZIMISELE. The purpose of this project
                                                                                                                                                                            Editor                                                                    is to perform duties relating to crime prevention and docket
   May I take this opportunity to make a preamble and                                                                                                                       Comrade Norman Mampane                                                    investigation on voluntary basis during busy days over the
declaration to POPCRU membership. On 25 July 2009 POPCRU
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Weekends. Members here are concerned about crime especially
the membership of POPCRU, through the proceedings of                                                                                                                        Editorial Committee                                                       on holidays when there is not enough manpower. The station
the CEC, accorded Cde Lebogang Phepheng and me a great                                                                                                                      Dliswa Mthimkhulu,                                                        Commissioner is ready to assist us with resources to enhance
honour. The honour which stated that we should be positioned                                                                                                                Vukile Pambo,                                                             this initiative. We request that our monthly report be featured in
as the Deputy General Secretary and General Secretary of this                                                                                                               Simon Madini,                                                             the POPCRU News in future.
movement respectively until the next National Congress in                                                                                                                   Busisiwe Mazibuko
2011. On behalf of Lebogang and myself, I attach the greatest                                                                                                                                                                                         From
value and significance to this important gesture given to us by                                                                                                             Contributors                                                              Comrade Phumlani Wayi
                                                                                                                                                                            Provincial Secretaries                                                    Acting Deputy Secretary
the membership of POPCRU. I thank you most humbly and
gratefully for having faith in the two of us to join the entire
                                                                               Chief Editor, Popcru General Secretary – Nathi Theledi                                                                                                                 TO COMRADE PHUMLANI
National Office Bearers as we take charge of the Secretariat
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Thank you very much for writing to us about the good
for this period. I declare and commit myself to carry on with
                                                                                                                                                                         POPCRU NEWSLETTER                 is an official                             initiatives that you and the members at Grahamstown are
the baton I received from Cde Abbey Witbooi within the set             We forever remain ready to engage on the changing landscape                                                                                                                    engaged with because crime affects all of us. POPCRU NEWS is
                                                                                                                                                                         publication of the Police and Prisons Civil Rights
organizational standards and values until the next congress. I         in particular the SETA’s as vehicles to foster new ways of                                        Union. This newsletter is distributed nationwide                             a magazine for all members of POPCRU and its main purpose
commit myself to be your servant and to serve the organization         changing things for the better. We have continued to register                                     and free of charge to all members. We invite                                 is to inform and update you about the current affairs on the
with zeal and courage.                                                 resounding milestones around the Police Transformation within                                     comments and suggestions from all. Send your                                 activities within the organization and abroad. Your request is
   POPCRU is celebrating its 20th Anniversary as a leader in           SADC Region by hoisting our revolutionary support high in                                         comments and suggestions to:                                                 considered and I suggest that you must send us pictures as
the transformation of the Security and Safety Sector and as a                                                                                                                                                                                         well.
                                                                       consolidating the symposium strides within the country in 2002,
majority Stakeholder in the sector. This is a milestone worth to       in Lesotho in 2007 and one in Botswana in 2009 which were
                                                                                                                                                                         The Editor,
be celebrated and archived in the Country, Region, Continent                                                                                                             POPCRU Newsletter,                                                           From The Editor
                                                                       attended by more than ten countries around the globe.
and in the Global Village.                                                                                                                                               P.O. Box 8657 Johannesburg 2000 or
                                                                         This was concluded by hosting the Cuban CTC delegates at the                                    email: normanm@popcru.org.za
   This has not been an easy achievement, with the History of          POPCRU House as part of our revolutionary task of supporting
hard years of resistance, defiance, harassment, suspension
                                                                                                                                                                         Fax: 086 625 3054 or
                                                                       the Cuban Five release and will continue to support the course                                    Alternatively visit the POPCRU Website:
and dismissal of members, who wanted the Union to get the              of struggle for democracy in Swaziland.                                                           www.popcru.org.za
necessary recognition. A Celebration of a Union formed on the            We take this opportunity to thank Alliance Partners as a
05 November 1989 culminating in the hosting of the never to be         whole for all the support throughout the hard years until our
seen vibrant occasion on 07 November 2009 in Bloemfontein –            iconic 20th Anniversary in 2009. POPCRU prides itself as part
Free State. The occasion was attended by multitude of POPCRU           of COSATU for the successful COSATU 10th National Congress
membership from across all the landscape and many friends              held under the theme: “Consolidating Working Class Power
from all parts of the world. We have grown in leaps and bounds         in defence of decent work and Socialism” We congratulate
in the years through collective leadership and steadfastness to        the leadership collective elected led by Cde Sdumo Dlamini
champion the interests of the workers and the working class            and Cde Zwelinzima Vavi as President and General Secretary
in general. We have capacitated many members to consolidate            respectively. We will continue to fight amongst others against
and enhance our membership service and representation and              Labour Brokers, Casualisation and skyrocketing prices of
continue to do more.                                                   Electricity, Food etc. We highly welcome the government’s
   We also like to wish Cde Alex Mahapa, the former Collective         introduction of the National Health Insurance [NHI]. This will
Bargaining Head of Department for his revolutionary collegiality       be the permanent solution to the South African Health System.                                                Cde Norman Mampane
and outstanding skills in the leading the negotiations in the            POPCRU has played a major role in the liberation of this                                         National Communication and Media Officer
period he was with us and wish him and others in the different         Country and continues to be a beacon of illumination and hope
fields of work the best of luck.                                       in the current conjuncture in the festival of ideas. Lastly, we
   We were able to vigorously to conclude an Occupation                welcome all new members of the Editorial Team and always
Specific Dispensation agreement for our members. POPCRU                wait the consolidation of the working class voice and hegemony
wish to reiterates its position to continue to champion for the        through POPCRU News.
improvement of the living conditions of the entire membership.

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Festive Message from POPCRU
President,
                                                                                                                                                                                    An Aha! Moment for a Struggle to
Zizamele Cebekhulu
                                                                                                                                                                                    Advance Working Class Hegemony
                                                                                                                                                                                    in the Justice Cluster
It is my privilege to speak to you, on the eve of
                                                     elsewhere. Many criminals
the 20th birth of this gigantic organization. This
                                                     are use maximum force
is just after I had an opportunity to visit each
                                                     as an instrument of first
and every province in the country listening                                                                                                                                             The Police and Prisons Civil Rights                            ideas to make POPCRU what it is                   the years and we call all within the
                                                     resort to instill fear to
and addressing members of POPCRU on all                                                                                                                                              Union (POPCRU) hereby wishes to                                   today. POPCRU support the SACP                    Security establishment to come to
                                                     the society and the
the set- backs and strides this organization                                                                                                                                         acknowledge the more than fifteen                                 Red October Campaign premised on                  the party to transform the sector and
                                                     state, killing innocent
has experienced over the Occupational                                                                                                                                                thousands of its members and the                                  taking our communities seriously and              discourage the continued usage of
                                                     people and our
Specific Dispensation (OSD) Agreement in
                                                     members in the
                                                                                                                                                                                     Mangaung residents and other                                      re-commit ourselves to interact with              Security forces as “Dogs of War” by
Correctional Services.
                                                     security forces.
                                                                                                                                                                                     adjacent areas for the revolutionary                              the communities we are serving to                 repressive regimes elsewhere.
    Wherever you are, I trust that you will join                                                                                                                                     and iconic turn-out at the 2o years                               realize the African National Congress               We also wish to acknowledge our
                                                        There is the
me in prayer for peace to prevail throughout                                                                                                                                         of existence celebrations at Seisa                                Five Priorities for the five years of the         former General Secretary, Cde Abbey
                                                     violence of a
our common motherland, for justice to reign                                                                                                                                          Ramabodu Stadium, Rocklands, Free                                 newly Elected Administration as led by            Witbooi for the collective wisdom
                                                     violence        of
supreme and for all of us to be driven by the                                                                                                                                        State on the 07 November 2009.                                    President Jacob Zuma.                             he displayed and led POPCRU for
                                                     special system
spirit of goodwill towards one another as we                                                                                                                                             POPCRU President, Cde Zizamele                                   We support the ‘Shoot to Kill” call            more than ten years with selflessness,
                                                     which        has                              President Zizamele Cebekhulu
work together for the rebirth of South Africa                                                                                                                                        Cebekhulu said” POPCRU continues                                  by the Ministry of Police Services and            collectivism and dedication for the
                                                     produced, for
as a non-racial Democracy.                                                                                                                                                           to be a leading Trade Union in pursuit                            welcome inroads our members have                  course of our National Democratic
                                                     one section of
    Our thoughts turn to all those others in our                                                                                                                                     of transformation in the Safety and                               registered so far to arrest the thugs. And        Revolution. In his Farewell Message
                                                     the population, massive unemployment, wide           a decent standard of living and good working
country who will not be able to be with their                                                                                                                                        Security Sector. We have made                                     we call all our members to be vigilant            Cde Abbey shared his experiences
                                                     spread poverty and death by starvation. In           conditions for all our members. Then will
families; those who are serving their country,                                                                                                                                       great strides by having over 140                                  to make our festive season safe and free          and said “Organizational principles
                                                     these circumstances, violent conflict becomes        the day have dawned when our country will
including those who have been killed in the                                                                                                                                          000 members to date, having Nine                                  from any threat whatsoever; deploy all            should at all cost not be compromised.
                                                     inevitable.                                          know real and permanent peace and be true to
line of duty.                                                                                                                                                                        Provincial Offices across the country                             mechanisms within the law to make                 The respect for workers has been a
                                                        The time has come that we abandon this            the spirit of the festive season.
    I refer also to the hundreds of our members                                                                                                                                      fully functional, Affiliated to COSATU                            FIFA 2010 World Cup a success.                    guiding principle for POPCRU”
                                                     terrible past which made our country an object          POPCRU has just concluded the most
who are still on suspension with or without                                                                                                                                          and Public Service International                                     POPCRU welcomes all International                Workers have nothing to lose but
                                                     of hatred by the nations of the world. We can        important 20 year anniversary. Delegates came
salary, working at the borders doing special                                                                                                                                         (PSI) and continuing to assist other                              Guest and Friends from Lesotho,                   the chains that bind us. We dare
                                                     and must all join hands to make a better future      from all parts of our country and abroad. And
duties who had hoped that they too would be                                                                                                                                          countries for establishment of Trade                              Swaziland,      Zimbabwe,        Botswana         not fail to consolidate the “Working
                                                     for all the people of our country, to secure a       joining us to celebrate this magnificent stride
spending the festive season with their relatives                                                                                                                                     Union and/or Associations within                                  Denmark, and New Zealand for                      Class Power for Decent Jobs and for
                                                     common victory over a system which the               of the gigantic union in the Criminal Justice
whom they have sacrificed over the call of
                                                     overwhelming majority of the people of our           cluster.                                                                   the Security Sector”.                                             supporting our course throughout                  Socialism”.
duty.
                                                     country agree has to be ended without delay.            The union so many have sacrificed so                                       The celebrations were premised on
    Our thoughts also turn to those who lie
                                                        We must all strive to be inspired by a deep-      much to achieve is within sight. Together let                              advancing the working Class Struggle
injured elsewhere in our country, victims of a
                                                     seated love of our union, without regard to          us walk this last long grueling mile to reach                              in the Justice Cluster and POPCRU
dirty and unacceptable campaign of violence
                                                     race, colour, gender or station in life. We must     a workplace, where all our members will                                    has emerged even more stronger
which this year alone has claimed too many
                                                     strive to be moved by a generosity of spirit         be equal before the law. Where all forms of                                than before with vivid confidence
lives, left many permanently maimed and
                                                     that will enable us to outgrow the hatred and        unfairness are abolished. Where collective                                 displayed by the razzmatazz, fun,
thousands homeless – POPCRU sends its
                                                     conflicts of the past. We must anchor all our        agreements protect every worker, where abuse                               sobriety and incident free atmosphere.
condolences to the families of the deceased.
                                                     efforts in the common determination to build a       of authority prevails and the existence of trade                           In his message of support, COSATU
    This is a year that has been marked by
                                                     Union that will be the envy of the federation.       unions is encouraged.                                                      General Secretary congratulated the
moments both of hope and despair. As it comes
                                                        As we spend these holidays with our families         Together we have it in our power to defeat                              Union and emphasised a need to
to its close, the message we wish to covey to
                                                     and friends, let us hope that none will be killed    those who continue with their agenda to                                    revitalize more innovative measures
you all is one of hope. We have confidence in
                                                     as a result of criminal inspired violence. Let us    maintain the old order. We have it in our power                            to deal with the ugly challenge of the
the wisdom and good sense of the majority to
                                                     hope that none will die as a result of reckless      to transform the Criminal Justice cluster into                             day; Crime.
share the hope with you that the New Year will
                                                     driving on our roads.                                the peaceful and prosperous homeland of all                                   POPCRU wants to make a clarion
bring all of us nearer to a situation of justice
                                                        Above all, let us commit ourselves to             workers. Let us work together to achieve these                             call for our members to rise to the
and peace for all the people of the country.
                                                     work together for peace, for the speedy              goals. Let us vow never to celebrate another                               occasion and save the country against
    We take this opportunity to thank all those,
                                                     transformation of the Criminal Justice cluster       festive season divided and misguided.                                      insensitive and barbaric small fraction
regardless of their political affiliation, who
                                                     into a genuine non-racial and democratic                 We have a proud to be POPCRU members                                   of people who terrorize our innocent
have made a contribution this past year to the
                                                     system. In such a democratic country there           and we shall stay as such forever!                                         citizens through heist, armed
difficult process of resolving the problems of
                                                     will be no international sanctions against our                                                                                  robberies and un-lawful acts. Trigger
our Union by peaceful means. We urge them
                                                     common motherland – our sports people,                  I wish you all from the deepest bottom of                               happy members are not members of
to persist in their noble efforts.
                                                     industrialist, diplomats and all our citizens        my heart and on behalf of all the members of                               POPCRU and we discourage that!!!
    Over the year our union has seen too
                                                     will be received with open arms in all countries     the National Executive Committee, A
much challenges and instability. Indeed, as                                                                                                                                             We have used the occasion to
                                                     of the world.
I look around I have fears that the culture of                                                                                                                                       honour all founding members for the
                                                        There will be able to turn our attention to       HAPPY CHRISTMAS AND PEACEFUL NEW
intolerance is becoming endemic. It is afflicting                                                                                                                                    sacrifices, vigor and amalgamation
                                                     the enormous task ahead of us of redressing          YEAR.                                                                                                                                                Former General Secretary, Cde Abbey Witbooi’s Farewell Function on the 6th
not only society as we have seen in the senseless                                                                                                                                    of a consortium of efforts and
                                                     the racial inequalities inherited from the past.                                                                                                                                                                               November 2009 in Bloemfontein
killings that during robberies in the cities and
                                                     And creating the wealth that should provide          Amandla!

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                20th Anniversary
                20 years of Advancing the Working Class
                   Struggle within the Justice Cluster




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                                                                                                                                                                     COSATU General Secretary Cde Vavi receiving a warm embrace after receiving a Gregory Rockman
                                                                 Hip!Hip! Horray! As the leaders jointly cut the cake                                                                           Award and Friends of POPCRU Award




                                        Founder President, Cde Gregory Rockman receiving a Founder Member Award from                                                  POPCRU Leadership and the entourage advancing to take their seats before official opening
                                                            POPCRU President – Zizamele Cebekhulu




                                                    Cde Amelia Mahlatsi receiving a Long Servicing Staff Member Award from
                                                                  POPCRU President - Zizamele Cebekhulu                                                                              Western Cape POPCRU memmbers arriving at Seisa Ramabodu Stadium


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                time of writing this article, the PSCBC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                was considering to amend the PSCBC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Resolution 5/2009 with the intention to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                amend the concluding date from end of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                October 2009 to the end of November
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2009 due to unforeseen delays. These
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                delays are caused by the fact that some
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                parties have indicated that they were not
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ready to commence engagements on the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                salary increase.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   We have reached consensus with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Government that the salary increase for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                the financial years 2010/2011 will be with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                effect from the 01st of April 2010 with the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                view that all annual increase thereafter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                must be implemented on the 01 April of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                each year.
  Cde Ramotso receiving the Long Servicing Office Bearer   POPCRU Cde Cebekhulu hanshakes Arthur Mafokate at                    Deputy Minister of Police Services , Cde Fikile Mbalula
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   We have also reached consensus
          Award from POPCRU Cde Cebekhulu                               the 20th Anniversary                                               addressing POPCRU Members                                                                                                                                            with Government that all annual salary
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                negotiations must be negotiated and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                concluded prior to Government taking a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                decision on its budget. This is to enable
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Government to factor in public servants
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Simon Madini-HOD Collective Bargaining
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                demands when drawing up its budget.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                So the intention is that wage/salary



                                                                                                                                                                                             BARGAINING
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                negotiations must have been concluded
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                prior to Government finalizing its
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                budget.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   This has been a long-standing demand




                                                                                                                                                                                             NEWS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                to prevent situations whereby during
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                wage negotiations, Government comes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                to the negotiations table with an already
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                decided upon budget. That approach has
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                caused problems in the past and limited
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                negotiations in that we had to negotiate on
                                                                                                                                                                                             OSD AND SALARY                                                         Salary levels 7 – 8 received 11%            an already-decided-upon ‘cake’ instead
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                of determining the size of the ‘cake’. With
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Salary levels 9 – 10 received 10.5%
                                                                                                                                                                                             INCREASE FOR PUBLIC                                                    Salary levels 11 – 12+ received 10%         the new approach, we shall be able to
                                                                                                                                                                                             SERVANTS – What it
    POPCRU Choir leading the 20th Anniversay opening        POPCRU Members receiving an awesome welcome                          POPCRU members in a jubilant mood at the stadium
             singing the National Anthem                                  at the stadium
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    These increases are with effect from        influence Government’s budget towards
                                                                                                                                                                                             means for you!                                                       01 July 2009. The salary level 12+ is         the needs of public servants as per their
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  meant for those employees, who, due to        demands.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  the Occupation Specific Dispensations            We also have consensus with
                                                                                                                                                                                             Public          Service                                              [OSDs] that were implemented in the           Government that there need to be a
                                                                                                                                                                                             Coordinating Bargaining                                              public services, are now at salary levels     comprehensive review of the whole
                                                                                                                                                                                             Council [PSCBC]                                                      13 and upward. Therefore the salary 12+       remuneration policy within the public
                                                                                                                                                                                             Salary Increase on a                                                 does not refer to SMS personnel. The          service to address abnormalities such as
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                situations where entry levels for the same
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  increase for those employees, whose
                                                                                                                                                                                             Sliding scale                                                        salary structure, due to the OSDs, consists   category of employees differ from State
                                                                                                                                                                                             The     Public    Service    Coordinating                            of salary bands and not salary levels         Department to State Department and from
                                                                                                                                                                                             Bargaining Council [PSCBC] concluded a                               1 – 12, their increase will be based on       Province to Province. For instance there
                                                                                                                                                                                             collective agreement, PSCBC Resolution                               the equivalent salary structures as they      are situations whereby an entry level for
                                                                                                                                                                                             5/2009 on annual general salary increase.                            currently exist in the public service.        support staff such as Clerks in one State
                                                                                                                                                                                             The agreement is based on a sliding                                    Negotiations for annual salary increase     Department is at salary level 07 whilst in
                                                                                                                                                                                             scale, which is part of our endeavours to                            for the next financial year 2010/2011         others is at salary levels 05 and lower in
                                                                                                                                                                                             close the wage gap, and the increase is as                           for public servants will be negotiated        some Departments. The comprehensive
                                                                                                                                                                                             follows:                                                             during this year with an intention to         review will look into these issues with
                                                                                                                                                                                               Salary levels 1 – 3 received 13%                                   conclude negotiations on this matter by       a view to normalize the situation. We
    POPCRU General Secretary Nkosinathi Theledi and
   Provincial Chairperson of Northen Cape Blakie Swartz
                                                                Members confirming their day through dance                    POPCRU National Treasurer, Cde Matsane T receiving a long        Salary levels 4 – 6 received 12%                                   the end of October 2009. However, at the      also would want to use that opportunity
            posing before the start of the event                                                                                   Office Bearer Award from President Cebekhulu



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to improve the PSCBC Resolution 3/2009 [Agreement on A                         is removed, and that the overtime rate is calculated on the                                Amendments to Resolution 5 of 2003                                                 sufficiently addressed in the resolution in that there are two
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             contradicting clauses on the same matter, clauses 11.1 and 11.2.
Revised Salary Structure for Employees on Salary Levels 1 – 12                 basis of an employee’s salary notch. The implementation date
Not Covered by An Occupation Specific Dispensation].                           should be 1st of July 2009.                                                                [Levy Agreement]                                                                   However we have engaged the Minister for the Public Service
  The PSCBC Resolution 5/2003 agreement further makes                      •   Danger allowance of R750.00 to be paid to all qualifying                                   This matter has been dragging on for too long. It pertains to                      and Administration [DPSA] and have come to a common
provisions to negotiate on the outstanding matters from PSCBC                  categories of employees                                                                    the PSCBC relinquishing certain responsibilities to sectors. The                   understanding that this matter will have to be discussed further
Resolution 1/2007 which were agreed upon but were not                      •   Uniforms to be issued to all uniformed employees for all                                   PSCBC took a decision that sectors must now be responsible for                     by negotiators. A separate Minister’s determination will be
concluded. These matters include Minimum Service Agreement,                    weather conditions.                                                                        all their operation services such website administration, Case                     developed and signed in this regard.
Review of night Shift Allowance, Compensation for Duties                   •   Uniform allowance be increased to R2500.00 for all uniformed                               Management Services etc. A joint EXCO will be convened to deal                       The recognition of experience that is currently contained in
Performed during Meal Intervals, Averaging of Working Hours,                   employees                                                                                  with this matter. The Secretary of Council should also organize                    the Minister’s Determination is for employee’s new employees
Comprehensive Review of Housing Allowance and Recognition                  •   Stand – by allowance be increased to double the current                                    that the PSCBC EXCO must present the PSCBC decision to the                         that are yet to be employed in the Department. It is not for the
of Improved Qualifications and Long-Service Awards.                            amount and those performing stand-by and overtime must                                     EXCOs of sectors.                                                                  purposes of implementing phase two of the agreement.
  There is also a provision to negotiate on new matters tabled this            have a 12-hour break between shifts.                                                          Due to the fact that the PSCBC financial situation necessitates
year for negotiations. These matters included the following:               •   Danger allowance be extended to all other employees working                                an increase in levy, it would be helpful if it relinquishes these                  Pay Progression and Employees on
                                                                               in dangerous conditions or situations (add to the list of PSCBC                            administrative responsibilities to ease the financial burden for                   Personal notches
Medical AID                                                                    Res. 1 of 2007 Clause 7.14).                                                               itself. May be this move will not make it necessary to increase
                                                                                                                                                                          levies. This matter is under discussion in the PSCBC and we
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             A pay progression will now be implemented in every two years
Our demand in this regard is:                                              •   Transport for Health workers to be provided in terms of the                                                                                                                   commencing from 01 July 2011. This is standard practice with
• That the medical aid be de-linked from spouses, i.e. each                    BCEA                                                                                       shall inform you of developments, if need be, your mandates                        all OSDs in that pay progression is two-year process [biennial].
  individual spouse must have his/her own allowance.                       •   Dental nurses to be included in the uniform allowance                                      will be required to increase the PSCBC levy.                                       This is actually an improvement compared to the previous
• We demand that the employer’s contribution for employees                                                                                                                                                                                                   one in that this pay progression provides for 03% in two years
  on open schemes be aligned with the amount that is paid to               Creation of Decent Jobs                                                                        General Public Service Sector Bargaining                                           instead of 02% in two years [01% every year].
  GEMS members.                                                            Our demand in this regard is that police reservists, home –                                    Council [GPSSBC]                                                                      One of the objectives of OSDs is to eliminate the problem
• That the post retirement medical assistance for all former               based care workers, Early Childhood Development (ECD) and                                      Occupation Specific Dispensations                                                  of personal notches, which disadvantages employees in those
  employees (GEMS and open schemes) be increased from the                  ABET practitioners and other categories of workers are included                                                                                                                   notches in that these employees do not benefit on issues such
  present cap of R1014.00 per month to the maximum amount                  in this year’s PSCBC agreement. We demand an end to the                                        [OSDs]                                                                             as pay progression for instance. This OSD makes it possible for
  paid to the employees who are GEMS members.                              contract system. To this end workers employed on contract for                                  The General Public Service Sector Bargaining Council [GPSSBC]                      these employees to continuously pay progress by 03% of their
• That the qualifying period for the granting of the medical               six months or longer must be appointed on permanent capacity.                                  entered into an agreement, the GPSSBC Resolution 2/2009                            salary packages throughout their career in every two years
  allowance on retirement should be reduced from 15 years                  This excludes specified short – term projects.                                                 on OSD for Correctional Officials. The OSD for Correctional                        within the Department of Correctional Services.
  (broken years of service included) to 10 years (broken years of                                                                                                         officials is divided into two broad categories which are centre
  service included).                                                       Changes  in                         the              structures                       of
                                                                                                                                                                          Based with an average of 12% salary adjustment and Non-Centre
                                                                                                                                                                          Based with an average of 04% salary adjustment. However, we
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Grade Progression
• That trade unions party to the PSCBC is represented in the
  GEMS Board of Trustees.
                                                                           Government                                                                                     have managed to achieve even more than 12% for the majority
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             This matter is still being discussed with the view to reduce
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             the years required for Correctional Officials to grade progress.
                                                                           The Employer made a presentation regarding the changes                                         of Correctional Officials who are Centre Based, who, some of                       We have engaged the Minister for the Public Service and
Housing Allowance                                                          made in Government structures after the national elections as                                  them even received a salary adjustment of equal 22%.                               Administration, comrade Richard Baloyi on this matter and
Our demand is that it must also be de-linked from spouses                  decided by the State President. The presentation assured labour                                                                                                                   we have agreed that the Determination signed must exclude
as above. (Refer to medical aid). In the interim, pending the              that employees will lose their jobs despite the transfer of certain                            Recognition of Experience                                                          this matter in order to allow these engagements and a separate
finalization of the provision in terms of Clause 12 of Res. 1 of           function as a result of the restructured structures of Government                              It also provides for recognition of experience to officials with a                 determination will then be signed on this matter and the
2007 [the undertaking of a comprehensive review of current                 as per the Sate President decision.                                                            minimum of five [05] years of service within the Department of                     recognition of experience. The reason for the removal of the
housing allowance], we further demand an increase to the                     They indicated that in Departments where functions are                                       Correctional Services calculated from the date of appointment                      matter from the minister’s Determination is to enter into
Housing Allowance to R1 500.00.                                                                                                                                           for production level employees up to salary level 08. This is a                    discussions regarding the reduction of qualifying years for
                                                                           splinted; consultations were taking place in the respective
                                                                                                                                                                          milestone achievement in that on other OSDs concluded in                           Grade Progression. Our negotiators have engaged DPSA on
                                                                           Departments with Labour and affected personnel were being
Leave                                                                      consulted. The Employer indicated that they propose that
                                                                                                                                                                          the public service, recognition of experience is only up salary
                                                                                                                                                                          level 07. The recognition of experience will widely address the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             this matter and a common understanding has been reached
Our demand in this regard is that the following leave be increased,        the PSCBC oversees the unfolding of the process and that                                                                                                                          that the years must be reduced. You will be informed of further
excluding more favourable sector specific dispensations;                                                                                                                  congestion of employees who are mostly stuck on salary level                       developments on this area.
                                                                           Departmental Chambers that currently exist should be utilized                                  07 without any prospects of promotion to higher levels due to
• Sick leave – be increased to 90 days per 3 year cycle
                                                                           for consultation purposes with the affected staff.
• Family responsibility leave – be increased to 10 days
                                                                             The Employer further proposes that the oversight role should
                                                                                                                                                                          limited posts on higher levels. It also deals with a long-standing
                                                                                                                                                                          problem of employees who, due to insufficient qualifications,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Migration Process
• Maternity leave – be increased to 6 months paid leave                                                                                                                                                                                                      The migration process was a once-off process and was meant for
                                                                           come in a form of Chambers providing reports to PSCBC on                                       but have long service and experience, were not promoted or
• Paternity leave – 10 paid days                                                                                                                                                                                                                             all Correctional Officials to choose the kind of OSD under which
• Union activity leave – be increased to 40 paid days and training         the progress of this realignment of structures. They further                                   promotable hence they were stuck on salary level 07 and lower                      they would like to fall. This was designed, particularly for those
  days should not be counted as part of this leave                         proposed a workshop on how best Council will have to deal                                      for long years without any prospects of being promoted.                            officials who are utilized in offices to have an opportunity to
• Pre - natal and post-natal leave (outside of the normal                  with the matter.                                                                                  The recognition of experience will take into consideration                      migrate to centres to do core function of the Department and
  maternity leave) of 7 paid days                                            However parties who are affected by these changes and                                        all years of service within the Department of Correctional                         also contribute to service delivery and add capacity in Centres.
                                                                           who sit in those Departmental Chambers could not confirm                                       Services. In instances where employees, when the recognition                          The process of migration was such that employees from salary
Transversal Allowances                                                     that indeed consultations were taking place except only one                                    of experience is implemented, will reach a ceiling of their salary
                                                                                                                                                                          bands, these employees will be placed on salary scale beyond
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             level 03 – 07 would migrate to Correctional Centres immediately
Our demand is the following;                                               consultation that was taking place in the Gauteng Provincial                                                                                                                      when they indicate as such in a ‘Choice Form’ that would be
• Increase night duty allowance to R4.00 per hour for all public                                                                                                          their salary bands as per the years of service. This simply                        filled in by officials. Salary levels 08 – 12 would only migrate
                                                                           Chamber. We urge our representatives in these Chambers to
  servants excluding more favourable sector/departmental                                                                                                                  means that employees with, for instance, 30 years of service,                      as and when a post is available due to the fact that these are
                                                                           ensure that implementation of this process, after the signing of                               will receive their six [06] notches irrespective of where those
  specific night duty allowance dispensation.                              the framework, is monitored and enforced accordingly.                                                                                                                             managerial positions. Educators and artisans who are utilized
• Notwithstanding Clause 9.2 of Res. 1 of 2007, the threshold                                                                                                             notches will place them in the salary bands. This matter is not                    as such but are not yet translated or appointed Educators or

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artisans also have an opportunity to migrate. We have received            such time they formally bring the matter for negotiations.                                    Below is a brief analysis of the signed OSDs [compiled by comrade Mabizela: KZN]
complaints that some managers within the Department have
refused to place these categories of employees as per their Choice        Nurses Working Hours                                                                          Agreement 1/2009: Social Worker: OSD: With effect 1st April 2008 excluding the general increment
Forms and this is matter is receiving attention in the National           There has been a lot of confusion and contradicting internal                                  of 10.5%
Task Team that was formed to monitor the implementation of                communication on hours of work for nurses within the
the resolution and the form were submitted to the Department              Department of Correctional Services particularly with regards                                    Salary level 7           Salary level 7           Salary level 8           Salary level 8    Salary level 9   Salary level 9   Salary level 10   Salary level 10
for implement as agreed. The Task Team comprises of the                   to payment of Saturdays and Sundays as overtime and various                                      Notch                    translation to           Notch                    translation to    Notch            translation to   Notch             translation to
Department of Correctional Services, the DPSA and us.                     disputes have been declared. This matter is receiving attention                                                           OSD notch                                         OSD notch                          OSD notch                          OSD notch
                                                                          and we are engaging the Department on the matter with a
Seven-Day Establishment                                                   view to find a lasting solution. We shall inform you of further
This agreement makes provision for the implementation of a                developments.                                                                                  1. R 106 335              1. R 106 368             1. R 132 054              1. R 134 054      1. R 157 686     1. R 160 887     1. R196 815       1. R 197 871
seven-day establishment within the Department. All along the
Department has been a 05-day establishment and Saturdays and              Other OSDs Artisans                                               [GPSSBC
Sundays were overtime. However, there have been challenges
regarding working shifts. The National Task team agreed that
                                                                          Resolution 9/2009]                                                                             2. R 107 397              2. R 109 560             2. R 133 380              2. R 134 054      2. R 159 255     2.R 160 887      2. R 198 780      2. R 203 806
                                                                          The General Public Service Sector Bargaining Council [GPSSBC]
all institution that is above 80% in personnel capacity MUST
                                                                          also concluded an agreement on an OSD for Artisans. This
implement a 12-hour shift system. We have information that
                                                                          agreement makes provision for, among others, a salary                                          3. R 108 474              3. R 109 560             3. R 136 059              3. R 138 783      3.R 167 385      3. R 170 685     3. R 208 926      3. R 209 922
there are Regional Commissioners and Area Managers that do
                                                                          adjustment of an average 02 – 05 percent.
not comply with this decision. We are attending to the matter
as a result some Regional Managers were issued with personal
letters to explain their reasons for disobeying the Task team’s
                                                                          Pay Progression                                                                                4. R 110 682              4. R 112 848             4. R 145 869              4. R 147 234      4. R 174 180     4. R 175 806     4. R 217 404      4. R 222 705
                                                                          The agreement makes provision for an annual pay progression
decision which is in line with the Minister’s instruction.
                                                                          of 1.5% on satisfactory performance commencing from the 01
Overtime                                                                  July 2011.
                                                                                                                                                                         5. R 117 456              5. R 119 718             5. R 150 291              5. R 151 650      5. R 177 681     5. R 181 080     5. R 223 992      5. R 229 386
Overtime in the Department will still be paid in terms of the
PSCBC Resolution 1/2007. Overtime will still be compensated in
                                                                          Grade Progression
                                                                          The agreement makes provision for grade progression after 04
monetary terms as per the PSCBC Resolution 1/2007. However                                                                                                               6. R 122 232              6. R 123 309             6. R 150 291              6. R 151 650      6. R 183 066     6. R 186 513     6. R 228 492      6. R 229 386
                                                                          years. However, average performers will grade progress after 08
this will not be in terms of Saturday and Sunday but it will be
                                                                          years. The grade progression will commence on 01 July 2014.
in terms of exceeded hours of work, that is, if an employee has
                                                                            Grade progression for supervisors and managers will be after
worked double shifts or has exceeded 45 / 40 hours per week.
                                                                          05 years. But for average performers it will be after 10 years
Unfortunately Correctional Officials still opt either not to claim
this overtime compensation or they opt for days off instead
                                                                          commencing 01 July 2015.                                                                      Agreement 1/2009: Social Worker: OSD: With effect 1st April 2008 including the general increment
of monetary compensation. We advise our member to opt for
                                                                          Recognition of Experience                                                                     of 10.5% for 2008/2009
monetary compensation because compensation of overtime by
                                                                          Recognition of experience will be one [01] notch for every two
days off was abolished in the public service through PSCBC
                                                                          [02] years of continuous service calculated from the first notch                                 Salary level 7           Salary level 7           Salary level 8           Salary level 8    Salary level 9   Salary level 9   Salary level 10   Salary level 10
Resolution 1/2007.
                                                                          of the relevant production level. This will be implemented from                                  Notch                    translation to           Notch                    translation to    Notch            translation to   Notch             translation to
                                                                          01 July 2010.                                                                                                             OSD notch                                         OSD notch                          OSD notch                          OSD notch
Translation of officials on personal                                        Revised Salary Structures for Employees on Salary Levels 1 –
notches                                                                   12 not covered by OSDs [Clause 5 of the PSCBC Res. 1/2007]
This is a problematic part. The OSDs are supposed not to have               The PSCBC entered into an agreement for employees not                                        1. R 106 335              1. 117 536               1. R 132 054              1. R 148 129      1. R 157 686     1. R 177 780     1. R 196 815      1. R 218 647
personal notches but there are employees who are on these                 covered by OSDs in terms of clause 5 of the PSCBC Resolution
notches and they do not benefit on the OSDs and pay progression.          1/2007. This agreement makes provision for a fixed 1.5% in
To date, these officials have not been translated to the OSD. The         between the notches.
                                                                                                                                                                         2. R 107 397              2. R 121 063             2. R 133 380              2. R 148 129      2. R 159 255     2. R 177 780     2. R 198 780      2. R 225 205
Department of Correctional Services submitted a memorandum
to the DPSA in order for the DPSA to create translation keys              Salary Adjustment
to translate these officials but DPSA has delayed in responding             The agreement makes provision for a salary adjustment of an
to the matter. We engaged DPSA and they indicated that the                average one [01] percent.                                                                      3. R 108 474              3. R 121 063             3. R 136 059              3. R 153 355      3.R 167 385      3. R 188 606     3. R 208 926      3. R 231 963
matter would be speeded up. At the time of writing this article,
a memorandum had been written and awaiting the Minister for               Grade Progression
the DPSA’s approval in this regard.                                       This agreement makes provision for grade progression for                                       4. R 110 682              4. R 124 697             4. R 145 869              4. R 162 693      4. R 174 180     4. R 194 265     4. R 217 404      4. R 246 089
  75/25 Pension Split – This is another matter that does not form         salary levels 1 to grade progress to salary level 2 if they have 05
part of the OSD for Correctional Officials but the Technical Team         years continuous service with effect from 01 April 2009. It also
of the DPSA included it in the Minister’s Determination. The              makes provision for salary level 2 employees to grade progress                                 5. R 117 456              5. R 132 288             5. R 150 291              5. R 167 573      5. R 177 681     5. R 200 093     5. R 223 992      5. R 253 471
Employer undertook to look into the matter after we raised it in          to salary level 3 if they have 20 years of continuous service. This
the National Task team and come back in the next meeting with             service includes the service on salary level 01.
an explanation. The National Task Team agreed that the pension              It also makes provision for those employees appointed directly                               6. R 122 232              6. R 136 256             6. R 150 291              6. R 167 573      6. R 183 066     6. R 206 096     6. R 228 492      6. R 253 471
split does not reflect in the agreement and that the Department           on salary level 02 with 15 years of service to grade progress to
must stop the pension split and applies the previous one until            salary level 03.

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 Agreement 3/2009: Civilians: OSD: With effect 1st July 2009 excluding the current negotiated                                                                            Agreement 2/2009: Correctional Officials: OSD: With effect 1st July 2009 excluding the current
general increment.                                                                                                                                                       negotiated general increment.

                                                                                                                                                                            Salary level 5           Salary level 5           Salary level 6           Salary level 6    Salary level 7        Salary level 7     Salary level 8     Salary level 8
 Salary level 5   Salary level 5   Salary level 6   Salary level 6        Salary level 7   Salary level 7            Salary level 8           Salary level 8                Notch                    translation to           Notch                    translation to    Notch                 translation to     Notch              translation to
 Notch            translation to   Notch            translation to        Notch            translation to            Notch                    translation to                                         OSD notch                                         OSD notch                               OSD notch                             OSD notch
                  OSD notch                         OSD notch                              OSD notch                                          OSD notch


                                                                                                                                                                          1. R 76 194               1. R 91 899              1. R 94 326               1. R 113 022      1. R 117 501          1. R 139 011       1. R145 920        1. R 176 094
1. R 76 194       1. R 78 552      1. R 94 326      1. R 94 326           1. R 117 501     1. R 117 501             1. R 145 920              1. R 145 920

                                                                                                                                                                          2. R 81 687               2. R 97 494              2.R 96 225                2. R 113 022      2. R 119 865          2. R 143 181       2. R150 345        2. R 176 094
2. R 81 687       2. R 82 140      2. R 96 225      2. R 97 176           2. R 119 865     2. R 121 055             2. R 150 345              2. R 152 586

                                                                                                                                                                          3. R 83 331               3. R 100 419             3. R 99 144               3. R 116 415      3. R 124 728          3. R 147 477       3. R154 899        3. R 181 377
3. R 83 331       3. R 83 373      3. R 99 144      3. R 100 113          3. R 124 728     3. R 126 582             3. R 154 899              3. R 157 197

                                                                                                                                                                          4. R 86 718               4. R 109 731             4. R103 170               4. R 123 504      4. R 129 789          4. R 156 459       4. R159 519        4. R 186 816
4. R86 718        4. R 87 180      4. R103 170      4. R 104 688          4. R 129 789     4. R 130 407             4. R 159 519              4. R 161 9499

                                                                                                                                                                          5. R 88 464               5. R 109 731             5. R 107 385              5. R 127 212      5. R 136 419          5. R 161 154       5. R167 733        5. R 198 195
5. R 88 464       5. R 88 488      5. R 107 385     5. R 107 850          5. R133 725      5. R134 349              5. R 167 733              5. R 169 347

                                                                                                                                                                          6. R 89 346               6. R 109 731             6. R 109 515              6. R 131 028      6. R 137 976          6. R 165 987       6. R 169 410       6. R 198 195
6. R 89 346       6. R 89 817      6. R 109 515     6. R 111 111          6. R 138 411     6. R138 411              6. R 169 410              6. R 171 885


                                                                                                                                                                         Departmental Chamber [DBC for                                                                       are requested to provide theirs through shop stewards and Provincial
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             leadership.
                                                                                                                                                                         Department of Correctional Service]
Agreement /2009: Artisans: OSD: With effect 1st July 2009 excluding the current negotiated                                                                                                                                                                                   MEDCOR-GEMS
general increment.                                                                                                                                                       Failure To Assess Employees - The Employer responded to the issue                                   The MEDCOR Board of Trustees held its meeting and agreed to do
                                                                                                                                                                         by proposing that the legalization of the Assessment Tool be dealt with                             everything in their power to ensure a smooth merger. The Board
                                                                                                                                                                         in the same manner that agreement on the Release of Elected was dealt                               emphasized that there should not be any retrenchment of staff as a
 Salary level 5   Salary level 5   Salary level 6   Salary level 6        Salary level 7   Salary level 7            Salary level 8           Salary level 8             with. They propose that the matter should not be referred to the GPSSBC                             result of this process thus mandating the Amalgamation Project Team
 Notch            translation to   Notch            translation to        Notch            translation to            Notch                    translation to             for ratification because the DPSA has refused to ratify the matter on the                           to look into all available avenues to avert this unfortunate envisaged
                  OSD notch                         OSD notch                              OSD notch                                          OSD notch                  basis that it is their policy and therefore not open for negotiations. So                           eventuality.
                                                                                                                                                                         they propose that disputes on the matter be dealt with through the                                     In its quest to have the matter dealt with properly the APT met and
                                                                                                                                                                         CCMA. This proposal is being discussed and we shall revert to you for                               resolved as follows:
                                                                                                                                                                         further mandating.                                                                                  • To hold meetings with all the recognized Unions in the Department
1. R 76 194       1. R 86 217      1. R 94 326      1. R 101 559          1. R 117 501     1. R 138 834             1. R145 920               1. R 151 809                                                                                                                      of Correctional Services with a view of sensitizing them to the plight
                                                                                                                                                                            Standard Danger Allowance - Parties agreed that indeed there was
                                                                                                                                                                         a task team established last year in April to come up with a common                                    of the workers and to seek their intervention. In this regard believing
                                                                                                                                                                         interpretation of the PSCBC Resolution1/2007 in as far as the allowances                               that the signing of PSCBC Resolution 1/2006 was not with a view of
2. R 81 687       2. R 86 217      2.R 96 225       2. R 101 559          2. R 119 865     2. R 138 834             2. R150 345               2. R 156 396               are concerned, in particular the payment of the Danger Allowance in                                    ultimately resulting in the retrenchment of workers.
                                                                                                                                                                         the DCS. However the Employer unilaterally implemented what their                                   • To hold meetings with DCS, DPSA and GEMS with a view of engaging
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                them into either one of them absorbing the MECDOR staff believing
                                                                                                                                                                         interpretation. The meeting resolved that the principles as enshrined in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                that vacancies do exist in these agencies to can do so.
3. R 83 331       3. R 86 217      3. R 99 144      3. R 103 083          3. R 124 728     3. R 138 834             3. R154 899               3. R 168 486               the agreement be implemented to the core and that any contradictory
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             • As a matter of last resort the consideration of Retrenchment
                                                                                                                                                                         implementation be reversed, further more that there shall be no recovery
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                packages.
                                                                                                                                                                         of any imminent debts from members as result of any erroneous
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Amongst other things the APT has to look into is the Governance
                                                                                                                                                                         payments having been made with the wrong implementation and that                                    issue post January 2010 after the transfer of membership to GEMS
4. R 86 718       4. R 90 156      4. R103 170      4. R 106 197          4. R 129 789     4. R 138 834             4. R159 519               4. R 168 486               parties will issue a joint communiqué outlining the correct interpretation                          during the wind down period, that is; how many people does MEDCOR
                                                                                                                                                                         for implementation by the Department must be issued.                                                have in terms of staff, their duties and the size of the BOT as well as
                                                                                                                                                                            Overtime Payment - The Department confirmed its commitment to                                    their functions. The APT has since arranged meetings with the above
5. R 88 464       5. R 91 509      5. R 107 385     5. R 111 048          5. R 136 419     5. R 140 916             5. R167 733               5. R 171 012               the payment of overtime as per the provision of the PSCBC Resolution                                mentioned role players and they will as soon as possible be drafting
                                                                                                                                                                         1/2007. Revised Disciplinary Code and Suspension and Grievance                                      a plan on the retrenchment packages should anything failed. Such a
                                                                                                                                                                         Procedures - Labour re-affirmed the commitment on conclusion of                                     plan will be forwarded to the BOT for consideration of approval by
                                                                                                                                                                         Collective Agreements on this matter and the meeting resolved that                                  the board and furthermore to be consulted with the affected members
6. R 89 346       6. R 92 833      6. R 109 515     6. R 112 713          6. R 137 976     6. R 143 031             6. R 169 410              6. R 176 181               Labour must submit their inputs within two weeks from the date of                                   of staff. Political discussions are taking place to avert the imminent
                                                                                                                                                                         the meeting. We are working on developing these inputs and comrades                                 retrenchment.

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Dispute Management and
                                                                                                intention to suspend the Secretary was



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                                                                                                issued to the Secretary and the Council
                                                                                                also took a decision to suspend the

Support Services Report Dispute                                                                 service of the Chairperson. At the time
                                                                                                of writing this article, a final decision on
                                                                                                whether or not to suspend the Secretary

Resolution Operational Report                                                                   was pending. This matter is under
                                                                                                discussion in the PSCBC and further
                                                                                                developments will be reported to you.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Case Management System
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  How a Member should request representation
                                                                                                  Pension Restructuring
Background                                    developments will be reported in this
                                              regard.
                                                                                                  The task team report has been                                                  •   Member
This matter arises from the National                                                            presented to the PSCBC EXCO and                                                      ➤ Report matter to Institutional Shop Steward within 12 Hours
workshops that took place throughout the         PSCBC Chairperson’s Unavailability             recommendations are to hold these
                                              to Chair PSCBC Meetings
country. A detailed report was presented
                                                 Background
                                                                                                workshops on 05th of November 2009                                               •   Shop Steward
to EXCO. This report also deals with the                                                        and members of the task team will                                                    ➤ Register the Complainant
comparisons of the sectors regarding the         This matter was brought about by               be dispatched to these Provinces. A                                                  ➤ Engage the Employer and Collect Documents
volume of disputes per sector.                the fact that in the Council meeting that         subsequent PSCBC meeting took a                                                      ➤ Forward the Case to the Local with progress report within 24 Hours
  It also deals with shortcoming              took place on 12 October 2009, parties            decision that these workshops must
                                              raised concerns regarding the report
experienced during the conducting of
                                              by the Secretary of Council that the
                                                                                                take place as recommended. Further                                               • Local Secretary/Service Bay Coordinator
the workshops. North West has been                                                              information in this regard will be                                                   ➤ Record the Case and Forward to the Service Bay Coordinator
presented as the Province that is seriously   Chairperson, had indicated that he was            furnished to you.                                                                    ➤ Engage the Service Bay Coordinator on the reported Case
challenged when coming to dealing with        indefinitely not available to chair the                                                                                                ➤ Ensure the Member is represented within 10 working days
disputes. The facilitator of the workshop,    Council for the month of October due
Marian Fouche recommended that a
follow up workshop must be conducted
                                              to the fact that his company, Tonkiso,
                                              booked him to attend to other matters for
                                                                                                Traffic                                                                          • Provincial Office
                                                                                                Nationalization of Traffic                                                           ➤ Register the Case with Provincial Paralegal Coordinator
in this Province because the indications      the whole duration of the month. . Parties                                                                                             ➤ The Provincial Paralegal Coordinator will open a File
                                                                                                Discussions on this matter are at an
are that this Province is seriously           in the PSCBC were not happy with the              advanced stage. At the time of writing                                               ➤ Assign a Representative to deal with it
challenged.                                   situation and a proposal was made to              this report, a national workshop had                                                 ➤ Provide a brought forward date for progress report
  The report also deals with areas that       look at the Chairperson’s contractual             been planned for the 16 November                                                     ➤ Forward report to H/O and receive a Ref. number
Council needs to deal with in future          obligations with the view to amend                2009. Among issues to be discussed in                                                ➤ Inform the Local and a Member on progress within 12 Hours
and they are: Disciplinary procedures,        the contract for future appointments. A           the workshop is a possible Occupation                                                ➤ On finalization of Case forward report to H/O with a claim form with the details of the Representative
grievance procedures, dispute prevention      Special PSCBC meeting after discussing            Specific Dispensation [OSD] for traffic
and Labour Court procedures. We need          this matter took a decision to commission         officials. We are in a process of developing                                     • Head Office
to ensure that when funds are available,      an investigation into allegations that            a proposal in this regard. But our main                                              ➤ Capture the Case and provide a Reference number
Council should consider follow up             certain administrative procedures were            focus is the nationalization of traffic. We                                          ➤ Forward an SMS to the Member
workshops for North West and advanced         not adhered to when dealing with the              shall inform you of developments as and                                              ➤ Monitor the progress on the Case
workshops for the Provinces that              acquisition of the Chairpersons services          when they arise.                                                                     ➤ On Finalization;
portrayed themselves as knowledgeable         and his claim for reimbursement in this                                                                                                ➤ I. Process Payment
in dispute resolution processes. Further      regard. As a result therefore, a letter of                                                                                             ➤ II. SMS Member
                                                                                                                                                                                     ➤ III. Close the File



                                                                                                                                                                                                              List and Contact Numbers of Paralegal Coordinators
                                                                                                                                                                                     H\O                                      GP                      EC                   KZN                      WC
                                                                                                                                                                               R Monareng                           M P Mofokeng                   Mkwedi M M             Z Shibe                 M Dyantyi
                                                                                                                                                                               0112424649                            0118347758                     0734410377          0783379430                0822934431
       Housing Allowance: South African Police Services
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  & Maffa 076 813 3512

       We have received numerous concerns about the way the           in the next meeting on the matter.                                                                             FS                                     LIMP                      NW                   MP                       NC
       South African Police Department was interpreting and             However, should their response be negative, we are                                                    Mokalapa R P                                J Kekana                  Nkosi M J           V Simelane               P Keshebang
       applying the provisions of the PSCBC Resolutions 3/99,         going to declare a dispute on the matter and inform you                                                  0745550021                                0823589421                078 519 4495         083 9880912              083 266 7211
       2/2004 and 1/2007. It has emerged that the Department          of developments thereafter.
       has been inconsistently applying their Housing Policy            Incorporation of Police Reservists into the Police
       and National Instruction Circulars in this regard.               This is another matter that has been dragging for too                                       Payment procedure for representatives
          We have engaged the Employer on the matter in the           long. Finally the Employer has agreed to incorporate                                          • Case must be registered in the province
       SSSBC and our position is that employees employed              police reservists into the police. The only area that we are                                  • A claim form with a memorandum sign by the Provincial Secretary should be forwarded
       in terms of the Public Service Act who rent in State           engaging on is how this should be done. We are speeding                                         a. R150 if case is lost
       and official housing must either receive the Housing           up this matter and our NEC indicated that this matter                                           b. R350 if member is not dismissed
       Allowance of R500.00 per month or pay rent of 01% and          must be finalized the soonest possible. All stops have                                          c. An award if an appeal has been successful
       04% to the maximum of R200.00 as agreed in the PSCBC           been pulled to ensure exactly that. We shall inform you of
       Resolutions 3/99, 2/2004 and 1/2007. At the time of            further developments.                                                                         Membership update
       writing this article, the Employer undertook to respond                                                                                                      Current membership
                                                                                                                                                                    • The organization is growing in leaps and bound

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NATIONAL MEMBERSHIP STATISTICS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Golden Rules in case of a misconduct
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              When charged for Misconduct
AND DATA OCTOBER 2009                                                                                                                                                                                                                        •   When charged for misconduct
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ➤ Ask for documentation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ➤ Never make any statement
   SECTOR                  SEPT. ’09          OCT. ’09            DIFFERENCE                                                                                                                                                                     ➤ Ask for Representation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ➤ Consult your Shop Steward
  SAPS                       100869          103127                 2258                                                                                                                                                                         ➤ Insist that trial be held at your work place

  DCS                        30680           30525                  -155                                                                                                                                                                     •   Referring a Dispute
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ➤ Consult with your Shop Steward
  TRAFFIC                    4452            4484                   32                                                                                                                                                                           ➤ Consider that it done within the prescribed time frames
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ➤ Prescribed forms should be completed on instructions of the Provincial Office
  OTHERS                     819             819                    0                                                                                                                                                                            ➤ All necessary Evidence should be collated

  TOTALS                     136820          136820                 2135                                                                                                                                                                     • Suspension
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ➤ Always have a Representative before, during and after the processes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ➤ Ensure upliftment is done after 30 days ,if not declare a Dispute



 MEMBERSHIP PER PROVINCE PER DEPARTMENT AS FOR SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER 2009                                                                                                                                                          1. POPCRU obo Mdluli; G:GPSSBC:Case                                                         only the applicant was not promoted.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The employer submitted and or argued that due to the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Number:PSGA981-07/08(ABSENT FROM DUTY                                                       WITHDRAWAL of post 6618 prior to appointment of a successful
     EASTERN CAPE                                  FREE STATE                                       GAUTENG                                      KWAZULU NATAL                                   LIMPOPO                           CASE)                                                                                       candidate; no unfair labor practice was committed.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Interestingly; the employer had earlier raised a POINT IN LIMINE
 Dept.    Sept. 09   Oct. 09 Difference    Dept.   Sept. 09   Oct. 09 Difference         Dept.      Sept. 09    Oct. 09 Difference          Dept.      Sept. 09   Oct. 09 Difference    Dept.   Sept. 09   Oct. 09 Difference
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Mr Mduli G was employed by the Department of Correctional Services                          arguing that no unfair labour practice was committed as contemplated
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   at its Middelburg Centre of Excellence on 13 March 2005. He was                             in section 186(2) (a) of the Labor Relations Act; Act 66 of 1995.
                                           SAPS    6683       6917       234            SAPS        27471      28120     649                                                            SAPS    8136       8266     130
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The Arbitrator ruled against the employer and indicated that there
 SAPS     15462      15600    138                                                                                                         SAPS         13830      13904    74                                                      charged on 3 September 2007 with contravening clause L of Annexure
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   A of the Disciplinary Code and Procedure for the Department of                              was CONDUCT committed by the employer and indicated that there
                                                                                        DCS         7071       7026      -45                                                            DCS     993        925      -68
                                           DCS     2844       2838       -6                                                                                                                                                        Correctional Services in that he absented himself from 18 December                          was CONDUCT committed by the employer as envisaged by Section
 DCS      4834       4836     2
                                                                                      TRAFFIC 745              746       1
                                                                                                                                            DCS        4789       4773     -16
                                                                                                                                                                                       TRAFFIC 673         690      17             2006 to 2 January 2007 (a period of 15 days) without a valid reason or                      186(2) (a) of LRA Act 66 of 1995.
                                          TRAFFIC 607         604        -3                                                                                                                                                        permission.
                                                                                       CBRTA 91                91                                                                      CBRTA 250           250                        The facts in this case are that the employee had a social problem                           In my view; there is a need to fundamentally and honestly engage
TRAFFIC 509          512      3                                                                                                          TRAFFIC 329              337      8
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               with sections 4(1)(f) and 12(f) of the NATIONAL INTSRUCTION
                                           GSL     399        399                                                                                                                                                                  which he by the way reported to the employer.
                                                                                         LCO        17         17                                                                       LCO     62         62                         The problem affected his performance at his workplace. It                                2/2008 in terms of the powers of the National commissioner in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   followed that the problem required that he be referred to EAS and be                        instances where the Evaluation Panel was RECOMMENDED and a
TOTAL 20805          20948    143         TOTAL 10533         10758      225
                                                                                       TOTAL 35395             36000     605             TOTAL 18948              19014    66
                                                                                                                                                                                       TOTAL 10114         10193    79                                                                                                         Candidate for appointment on an advertised post.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   subsequently for rehabilitation. The employer; to their credit agreed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   to send the employee for rehabilitation even though it was after six                           Is it enough and indeed fair for the National commissioner to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   (6) months. It is interesting to note that it is the same social problem                    WITHDRAW the post after the Panel has recommended a Candidate
         MPUMALANGA                                               NORTH WEST                                                   NORTHERN CAPE                                                WESTERN CAPE                                                                                                                       and then just declare that the post was withdrawn for “OPERATIONAL
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   which actually caused the employee to be absent from work for
 Dept.    Sept. 09   Oct. 09 Difference                   Dept.     Sept. 09   Oct. 09 Difference                         Dept.      Sept. 09     Oct. 09 Difference                    Dept.   Sept. 09   Oct. 09 Difference      fifteen(15) days.                                                                           REQUIREMENTS” without elaborating? Is Operational Requirements
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               sufficient reason to WITHDRAW a post after the Evaluating Panel has
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   • The employee was successfully rehabilitated and he resumed                                RECOMMENDED a Candidate for appointment on a post?
 SAPS     6203       6412     209                        SAPS       6800       6854     54                               SAPS        3715        3880       165                         SAPS    12569      13174    605
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      duties thereafter at his workplace.                                                         In case; the Arbitrator agreed with POPCRU that the employer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   • SURPRISE; SURPRISE; SUEPRISE as soon as the employee resumed                              decision of “Operational Requirements” must be based on a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      duties the employer charged him for being absent from work in                            RATIONAL and OBJECTIVE basis.
 DCS      2088       2070     -18                         DCS       1860       1874     14                               DCS         1343        1342       -1                          DCS     4858       4841     -17
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      respect of the same days he was rehabilitated.                                              The Arbitrator further remarked that the employer did not
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   • The employee was guilty at the displinary hearing and the sanction                        present evidence whether the “Operational Requirements” is based
TRAFFIC 754          761      7                        TRAFFIC 411             410      -1                             TRAFFIC 182               188        6                          TRAFFIC 242         236      -6                was dismissal from the DSC with immediate effect. POPCRU                                 on economic; technical; structural or similar needs. There was
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      lodged an appeal in respect of both the finding and the sanction;                        therefore an onus on the employer to indicate that the “Operational
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      but as you would expect the Appeals Authority confirmed the                              Requirements” reason is fair and objective.
TOTAL 9045           9243     198                      TOTAL 9071              9138     67                              TOTAL 5240               5410       6                          TOTAL 17669         18251    582               dismissal on MR. Mdluli.                                                                    The employer was accordingly ordered to promote the employee to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   • POPCRU referred the matter to the Bargaining Council (GPSSBC)                             level 4 with effect from 1 March 2009. All outstanding remuneration
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      for Arbitration.                                                                         with regard to the promotion to level 4 with effect from 1 March 2009
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   • The Commissioner found that Mr Mdluli was dismissed unfairly                              must be paid to the applicant within thirty (30) days after the date of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               this award.
News on dual membership and cancellations                                                                                                                                                                                             both procedurally and substantively.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   In this regard the employer was ordered to reinstate Mr. Mduli as                              It is worth mentioning that the employer indicated they are going
• Members on dual membership and those who are struggling with cancellations should forward affidavits at 0866 520 428                                                                                                             its employee on the same terms and conditions as governed by the                            to review the case. l personally welcome the decision because there
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   employment of Mr Mduli prior to his dismissal. The employee; Mr                             is indeed a need to hear probably from the Constitutional Court
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               whether it is right for the National Commissioner to exercise his or
Payment of recruiters [include joining form & weekly report form]                                                                                                                                                                  Mduli resumed duties on 14 August 2009.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               her Powers arbitrarily without due regard to the provisions of Section
• All recruiter should complete the weekly recruiting form when submitting application forms                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   23 (1) of the Constitution supported by Section 185 (b) of the LRA; Act
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   2. POPCRU obo M.J Machingoane: PSSS126-                                                     no: 66 of 1995. I am convinced the opposite is correct.
• Payment is R100 per new member recruited and payment is made direct to bank account after subscriptions has been received
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   09/10 (PROMOTION CASE)                                                                        For any clarity; questions or discussions on matters relating to these
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   In this case; the applicant (MJ Machingoane) applied for post number
Introducing new recruiters                                                                                                                                                                                                         6618 during November 2008 advertised at level 4 (internally.)                               cases you are welcome to contact Cde. Richard Monareng.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 I also make a call to all POPCRU Comrades to share their experiences
• As a growing organization more recruiters has decided to join the winning team from our sister union                                                                                                                                The respondent (employer) WITHDREW the post and nobody was
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   appointed in post 6618.                                                                     on all cases through this publication to ensure better service to our
  a. Mashigo former national negotiator and FTSS from SAPU now operates in Mpumalanga                                                                                                                                                 PLEASE take note that the applicant (Machingoane) was                                    Members.
  b. Vuyo Elms former provincial deputy chairperson and FTSS from SAPU Northern Cape                                                                                                                                               RECOMMENDED by the Evaluating Panel to be appointed in
  c. Hlengiwe Khumalo former provincial negotiator and FTSS KZN                                                                                                                                                                    the mentioned post. There were other posts advertised within the                            By Richard Monareng - Case Management Officer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   division(Career management) and whereas these posts were filled;
  d. Lushaba WB Former Paralegal and FTSS from SAPU in Port Shepstone area KZN

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                                                                                                       respond to the current state of the labour force                    Collective Bargaining Department leading                             participation of these comrades in provinces       process for 2010 Academic Year in December
                                                                                                       in South Africa.                                                    and it was indeed a successful intervention.                         as part of expanding our pool of capacitated       2009 and call upon our members to apply in
                                                                                                          POPCRU has partnered with the ETDP                               The POPCRU NEDCOM will be convened                                   comrades. We call upon the provinces to            great numbers. A POPCRU Member is Our
                                                                                                       SETA to offer Internship programme as part of                       around November 2009 to review the current                           utilize such interventions as and when they        Priority.
                                                                                                       the Union’s Social responsibility programme
                                                                                                                                                                           road-map and chart further recommendations                           unfold for same. A Paralegal Skills Training
                                                                                                       in planting capacity and injecting skills in
                                                                                                                                                                           for improved service delivery.                                       intervention will resume shortly and therefore        Women Economic Development Course:
                                                                                                       the young minds of the South African youth
                                                                                                       graduates.                                                                                                                               call upon Provinces to assist in that regard.      We have around September 2009 had two [02]
                                                                                                          2009 has been a year of new developments,                           COSATU National Education Forum [NEF]                                We in the last sittings of SASSETA made         members graduating from initial program
                                                                                                       positive change and an era of complete                              and other COSATU Activities: We were able                            a request from SASSETA on the capacity             through the University of Western Cape and
                                                                                                       organisational renewal and Development and                          to participate in the COSATU NEF held after                          building sessions across all provinces around      wish to congratulate them We were requested
                                                                                                       capacity building of both Human and systems                         the 10th National Congress as a platform to                          the functionality of Training Committees as        to interact with UWC for an Advance Course
                                                                                                       within POPCRU.                                                      channel the congress resolutions in action                           nodal points for the compilation of Sector         for our Gender Coordinators and the processes
                                                                                                          Staff Development has taken priority                             plans for the coming three years across the                          Skills Plans [SSP] and we will finalize the        are at an advance stage. Wa Thinda Bafazi! Wa
                                                                                                       and Individual Development Plans (IDP) of                           Provinces. Education as per the ANC 52nd                             itinerary and send such to Provinces to factor     thinda Mbokodo!
                                                                                                       Officials guided the training interventions
                                                                                                                                                                           National Congress and COSATU Congress                                in their constitutional meetings for a platform
                                                                                                       of the organisation. The training and
                                                                                                       development of Officials will be continuous                         has been centred as a vehicle to achieve and                         on same. Like we said previously, we must             Relations with Labour Organizations
                                                                                                       with the aim of retaining the standard of highly                    consolidate the working class power and in                           take advantage of this window as a site of         [LSO’s]: We are currently engaging with
                                                                                                       skilled and educated employee compliment.                           defence of decent jobs and socialism as per the                      struggle on the basis that no submission will      Kwazulu-Natal to make inputs around
                                                                                                          The Human Resources and Development                              theme of the congress. And we need not falter                        be approved without a signing off by Labour.       interventions offered by Workers College
                                                                                                       Unit under the Secretariat constituency will                        to realize that as POPCRU. COSATU was able                              We were able to be part of the visits to        and to take advantage of such opportunities
                                                                                                       like to pronounce its gratitude to all Officials                    to hold the Annual Winter School at Kopanong                         Institution of Sectoral and Occupational           in our favour. In the last POPCRU NEDCOM
                                                                                                       at both National and Provincial level for                           Hotel around June 2009 and POPCRU                                    Excellence re-certification such as Ulundi, All    we identified DITSELA to offer support
                                                                                                       hard work and fulfilling energy in taking                           participated by enabling three Provinces                             Saints, Mthatha and Bishop Lavis as a project      on Gender Development and such an
                                                                                                       up organisational tasks with efficiency and
                                                                                                                                                                           to attend and out of the feed-back from the                          of SASSETA and we have interacted with the         intervention will be persued as part of our
                                                                                                       diligence.
                                                                                                          Their efforts will be well celebrated at the                     evaluation thereof, it was indeed as success.                        affected Provinces to take these institutions      National Staff Meeting still to come around
                                                                                                       National Staff Meeting to be held on the 26th                       The COSATU NEDCOM to be held towards                                 as sites of popularizing the organization and      November 2009.Further intervention was
                                                                                                       and 27th of November 2009.                                          the end of October will enable us to shape the                       recruitment.                                       on Leadership Skills which entail a program
                                                                                                          The following interventions occurred                             program for delivery. And we look forward to                            We will continue to liaison with Provinces      meant to be delivered over a period of three
                                                                                                       during a process of re-engineering the                              participate qualitatively. POPCRU National                           on same all forms training in the country will     years. Our recommendation was to start
                                                                                                       human resource capital in order to influence                        Office Bearers; General Secretary and Deputy                         fall under the scope of the newly established      with Northern Cape and thereafter cover
                                                                                                       efficiency in administration and development:                       General Secretary were able to partake in                            Ministry of Higher Education including Police,     other Provinces. We are sitting in DITSELA
                                                                                                       Dliswa Mthimkhulu, appointed Acting                                 Public & Development Management program                              Warder and Traffic Training Institutions and       Task Teams as part of our revolutionary role
                                                                                                       Head – Secretariat, Simon Madini – HOD –
                                                                                                                                                                           by WITS through COSATU and also exams                                we need to advance to have interaction with        as vehicles for reinvigoration of worker’s
                                                                                                       Bargaining, Johannes Maswanganyi – Acting
                                                                                                                                                                           were written shortly. It has been a period of                        Comrades leading the ministry to shape the         education. On the 12-13 November 2009, a
                                                                                                       Unit Head – Organizing, Norman Mampane
                                                                                                       – Communications Officer, David Nyembe –                            hard work and we have being steadfast in that                        form and content of training in South Africa       DITSELA Worker Summit will be convened to
                          Acting HOD- Secretariat – Dliswa Mthimkhulu                                                                                                      regard.                                                              as per our experiences.                            reflect on worker education challenges in the
                                                                                                       Acting Provincial Administrative Secretary –
                                                                                                       Gauteng Province, Richard Monareng – Acting                                                                                                                                                 current conjuncture and come up with a road-
                                                                                                       Case Management Officer – Organizing,                                  POPCRU Political School: A Ideological                               Old Mutual Education Trust Bursary              map to revitalize worker education.
                                                                                                       Zoleka Manzini – Administrative Support –                           clarity is an fundamental and revolutionary                          Fund: A process of verification is currently




SECRETARIAT
                                                                                                       Organizing, Thobile Moloi – Administrative                          task that should be consolidated and we                              underway for this period for all applications         Education,       Training       Development
                                                                                                       Support – Secretariat, Jabu Nhlapo – Data                           be holding a National Political School to                            as received by Old Mutual Education Trust.         Sectoral Education and Training Authority
                                                                                                       Capture – Finance Department, Thato Molefe
                                                                                                                                                                           assert that and that will cascade to all our                         We were recently given a list of about nine (09)   [ETDPSETA]: We participated in the recent
                                                                                                       Administrative Support.
                                                                                                                                                                           Provinces and Locals. We further commit                              members to verify their status as members          Trade Union Consultative Forum for All
                                                                                                                                                                           to build Marxism-Leninism as a tool of                               and all applicants were verified positive. Our     Labour Federations as employers. A research




NEWS
                                                                                                          The Outcomes of POPCRU National
                                                                                                       Education Committee [NEDCOM]: We                                    scientific inquiry to search for answers in the                      advocacy for the application process for 2010      report that was tabled fell short to capture
                                                                                                       were able to put in our Operational Plans                           contemporary world. Marxism is also a guide                          started on a resounding footing, with forms        scarce and critical skills for Trade Unions. And
                                                                                                       the    recommendations        that    emanated                      to action. It is also pivotal to rebuild working                     send to All Provinces. Old Mutual Education        fresh submissions on Sectoral Skills Plan were
                                                                                                       from POPCRU NEDCOM in relations to                                  class confidence in its ideas and heritage.                          Trust has made a call that we need to invite       expected and we have since being complying
                                                                                                       interventions held in provinces under the                           POPCRU Political will be addressed by ANC,                           them in our constitutional meetings in All         on same. We have submitted our Workplace
                                                                                                       auspices of the Commission for Conciliation,                        SACP and COSATU.                                                     Provinces to enhance advocacy for more and         Skills Plan for POPCRU Staff across the
POPCRU Human Capital has been capacitated        practising Human Capital entity to gear up            Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) in                                                                                                      more applications. We hope all the potential       Provinces and implemented interventions
with new entrance of Officials to induce         its staff compliment with quality incumbents          particular Northern Cape and North West.
                                                                                                                                                                              SASSETA Funded Programmes: In                                     beneficiaries will be certified in our favour.     around Project Management, End-User,
the internal operations. The organisation        throughout.     POPCRU has succeeded in               Such a program will also unfold in KwaZulu-
has gone through the art of re-engineering       refusing to fail in the aspect of ensuring            Natal as per the requests still to be processed.                    the period under review, we were able to                                                                                Supply Chain Management and Facilitation.
processes to uplift the services for member’s    quality and suitability in its Official Staffing.     The continued relation that exists in our                           successfully coordinate the Information and                            POPCRU Group of Companies Bursary                A second cycle resumes early 2010. On WSP/
consumption. It is also of pride to expose          The overall rapid labour movement within           Provinces should be pursued for enhancing                           Technology [IT] and Labour Relations Training                        Fund: We are receiving monthly updates of          ATR submissions, we have being consistent to
that the re-engineering Processes articulated,   the country influenced by the global warming,         our capacities and maximum reinvigoration                           Skills Program for All Provinces and with a                          beneficiaries on same and the applications         comply however the rate of submission across
came about moving deserving officials up the     recession, human nature and change in                 of the working class power in such processes.                       view to enhance our capacity to represent and                        forms were also reviewed. The changes were         Federations is very low and that issue will
ladder.                                          Governance will still trigger locust movement         Shop steward Development through continued                          service our members. We were on the latter                           communicated to Provinces and we bank to           be amongst others be discussed in COSATU
  Labour force is one of the commodities         (hopping) of employee from one organisation           liaison with our Organizing Department is an                        intervention to engage POPCRU organizing to                          continue to build on the progress currently        NEDCOM
that organisations cannot assume ownership       to the other and once again POPCRU has                integral part of that goal. We were also able                       have a database of these comrades to enhance                         registered. PGS will resume the Application
of and it is therefore a requirement for any     equipped itself with succession plans to              to hold the Negotiations Skills through the

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Provincial News                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Provincial News




Focus on                                    Provincial                                                                                                                        North West Province
Activities                                                                                                                                                                    Provincial Women’s Day

  Western Cape                                                              Community Programmes
                                                                            POPCRU has participated in the Gugulethu Local Anti-Drugs
                                                                            Campaign that was successful around July. We were able to be
                                                                                                                                                                              POPCRU in North West has continue to put into practice what our
                                                                                                                                                                              organization has championed in the 20 years of its existence. They
                                                                                                                                                                              hosted a Provincial Women’s Day at Potchefstroom Prison and choose
  POPCRU’S Growth and Achievements                                          party to an address of the youth of Delft Community on the
  Western Cape POPCRU salutes the iconic 20th Anniversary to                danger of the usage of drugs and further running a feeding                                        to celebrate with inmates in a prison as part of the organizational
  be held in Free State. POPCRU since its inception in 1989 have            scheme to alleviate poverty. POPCRU has being a caring                                            programme to foster re-integration and restoration of their self esteem.
  championed an end to discrimination, unequal treatment and                Organization and we think it is imperative for all Locals to                                         All the motivational speakers amplified the importance of
  de-militarization of the security forces. And that was achieved           emulate this noble and revolutionary task for our fellow country                                  understanding the circumstances and explained the psychological
  through revolutionary efforts of our members.                             men and women.                                                                                    torture a woman undergoes in prison around issues of missing her
    Our Organization membership has grown in leaps and                                                                                                                        children, parents, spouses and the community at large. That experience
  bounds, leadership has being more stable than before, election            Service Delivery Model                                                                            has made women inmates to understand the impact of being on the
  of POPCRU Members COSATU Locals to lead as Chairpersons                   We are hereby advancing a service delivery tool to enhance                                        wrong side of the law but should not take away the sense of humanity
  in six Locals, Involvement of POPCRU in building SACP and                 what the Province is currently doing;
                                                                                                                                                                              in women that found themselves in those circumstances.
  ANC and re-instatement of two dismissed members from DCS                  Compiled by: Mncedisi David Mbolekwa, Provincial Secretary                                                                                                                            Mpumalanga Delegates at the COSATU 10th National Congress at Midrand
  and two from SAPS who were wrongly demoted.                                                                                                                                    The day was made colorful by traditional dancers from the inmates


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Mpumalanga
                                                                                                                                                                              that symbolized that creativity is a great gift that any person posses
                                                                                                                                                                              but the great asset is how do we unlock and nurture that talent. The
              Portfolio                                Name                         Contact Details                        Area of Representation                             performances were indeed electrifying and worth to be given attention.
                                                                                                                                                                                 POPCRU 2nd Vice President, Bonny Marekwa, stressed the                            Our Provinces has always not been called Mpumalanga for nothing!
      Case Manager                          Dyantyi M                         0822934431                                   Cases & Grievances                                 importance of women as potential agents of change as exemplified by                  We have continued to register great strides in making POPCRU a
                                                                                                                                                                              the 1956 women, who marched to Union Buildings to demand change in                   force to be reckoned with. POPCRU has been rising like the sun to
      FTSS                                  Bester P                          0845873059                                   Peninsula                                          the country and defying the Apartheid Government. She raised the bar                 consolidate our working class agenda. All inroads to maximise service
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   delivered to our members were marred by ugly scenes of community
                                                                                                                                                                              by making clarion call to all women inmates to make use of their quality
      FTSS                                  Tapa H                            0782777284                                   West Metro Pole                                                                                                                         protest that nearly reminded us of the dark days of Apartheid Regime.
                                                                                                                                                                              time in prison to study and learn other vital skills to impart them to their         What happened in Sakhile should never be allowed to happen
                                                                                                                                                                              communities when they are released. Dr Mohoje, Area Commissioner                     elsewhere in the country!
      FTSS                                  Visser R                          0798725812                                   Karoo
                                                                                                                                                                              of Klerksdorp marked the historic day by sharing word that it was                       However, it is clear that community compatibility around issues
                                                                                                                                                                              for the first to have observed a Union that always has passion for the               of service delivery has in the past years taken a back seat and that
      FTSS                                  Mthinjana L                       084097220                                    West Coast & Namaqualand                                                                                                                should be wake call to all elected representatives to rise to occasion
                                                                                                                                                                              disadvantaged people in particular the prison inmates. He embraced the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   and deliver. POPCRU has been against corruption and we welcome
      FTSS                                  Zintwana L                        0828373402                                   Southern Cape                                      joint restoration programme as pioneered by POPCRU.A call was made                   the intervention currently employed and further discourage the
                                                                                                                                                                              the Parole Board must immediately look into the cases of inmates who                 destruction of property by few elements in our society. The South
      FTSS                                  Heunis G                          0847033661                                   East Metro Pole                                    qualifies to be released.                                                            African Police services are men and women from our communities
                                                                                                                                                                                 The event also saw members coming in their great numbers to be                    assigned with the responsibility to protect the community against any
      FTSS                                  Petersen S                        0827199178                                   Boland                                                                                                                                  threat whatsoever and we discourage all trigger happy police officers.
                                                                                                                                                                              part of the noble programme as ushered by the Provincial leadership.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   It is our believe that functionality of street committees becomes a
                                                                                                                                                                              And the members acknowledged what the National Office was doing to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   viable option to curb anarchy that we have experienced. Maybe, we



   Limpopo Province
                                                                                                                                                                              ensure restoration of humanity to our people. One of the inmates wrote               need to re-open the debate on the interpretation of Section 49 and we
                                                                                                                                                                              a letter in which he indicated that the day was”fabulous and fantastic               call members to engage on such debates to shape our outlook and
                                                                                                          CHILDREN’S                                           DAY            and wished everyone the best and further said POPCRU Rocks!!!                        restore the noble human right status our country has attained since
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   the “winds of change blew” in our shores.
                                                                                                          CELEBRATION                                                         Amandla!!!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      POPCRU has supported COSATU Campaigns on the abnormal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   rising of ESKOM prices that affect our members negative whilst facing
                                                                                                          Limpopo celebrated children‘s day on                                Compiled by: Nomalanga Mabokela, Deputy Provincial Secretary                         the negative impact of the capitalist recession. Electrification of our
                                                  The Province has experienced a sudden                   the 19th June 2009. The event was held                                                                                                                   communities must be accelerated by our local government and realize
                                                  death of the late Cde Mathebula OG.                     at Buella Children’s home. The shelter                                                                                                                   the ANC Election Manifesto priorities.
                                                                                                          is accommodating 125 children from                                                                                                                          Our Provinces has welcomed all members who turned their back
                                                  Cde Mathebula was Provincial Secretary                  South Africa and neighboring countries.                                                                                                                  from their organization. Cde Mashigo was warmly accepted back
                                                  from 2004 until he met his untimely                     There are several children, as young as                                                                                                                  in the presence of Deputy President Cde Mabhida. He once led
                                                                                                          six months old. Provincial Office Bearers,                                                                                                               the Province under the leadership of the late Cde Vusi Jele and we
                                                  death on the 28 June 2009. Comrade
                                                                                                          Provincial and Local Gender Coordinators                                                                                                                 commit ourselves to build a strong POPCRU a part of the leadership
                                                  joined POPCRU as a member in 1996                                                                                                                                                                                collective.
                                                                                                          and POPCRU members managed to
                                                  and became a chairperson of POPCRU                      contribute clothes and the organization
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      We have continued to register positive settlements in cases we
                                                  Bohlabela local. The death of the                                                                                                                                                                                represented our members. Members in amongst other cases were
                                                                                                          bought blankets and food for the orphaned                                                                                                                demoted, dismissed and suspended and we were able to restore
                                                  comrade came in a year whereby various                  children. The presents were well received                                                                                                                justice on their behalf.
                                                  activities were taking place and he had                 by the shelter’s Management and the                                                                                                                         We are part of a fermentation of efforts and ideas to realize the
                                                  an opportunity to contribute in some of                 children who replied by performing                                                                                                                       establishment of a University in Mpumalanga to enable our children
                                                                                                          various activities and entertained the                                                                                                                   to acquire the skills necessary to accelerate employment opportunities.
                                                  the planned events.                                     guests.                                                                                                                                                  Our youth must benefit with the newly and reconfigured Youth
                                                     Comrade will be remembered by the                       The event was attended by all POBs,                                                                                                                   Development Agency.
                                                  organization as a revolutionary leader, a               Gender coordinators, POPCRU staff and                                                                                                                       Finally, we would like to salute our heroes and heroines who passed
                                                  cadre and a combatant.                                  COSATU and other Affiliates. The event                                                                                                                   on in the course of 2009 and valued all their contributions; amongst
                                                                                                          also received media coverage.                                                                                                                            others the late Cde Mduduzi Malinga. He was the Local Secretary of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Ermelo .May all their souls rest in peace!
     The late Cde Mathebula OG. Cde Mathebula
        former Limpopo Provincial Secretary
                                                       May his soul rest in peace                         Compiled by: Sithole DM, Provincial                                     North West Provincial Chairperson, Cde Lekhu motivating attendees
                                                                                                          Secretary                                                                                          at the event                                          Compiled by: Nkambule Sipho , Provincial Secretary



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Education, Training and Development News                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Education, Training and Development News



                                                                                                                                                                                    SASSETA has awarded around ten Training Institutions with the status


     Capacity Building for improved service
                                                                                                                                                                                    of Institution for Occupational Excellence and Service. Amongst other
                                                                                                                                                                                    centres were Ulundi, Phillipi, Bishop Lavis, Pretoria West, Mthatha,
                                                                                                                                                                                    All Saints, Bisho and this process involved intense compliance of


    delivery takes the centre stage in POPCRU
                                                                                                                                                                                    criterion and standards as are set through SASSETA Education and
                                                                                                                                                                                    Training Qualification Authority. In the current SETA landscape it is
                                                                                                                                                                                    vital imperative for Labour to be engaged in all this processes as they
                                                                                                                                                                                    are geared to up-skill and enhance the workforce skills. Accreditation
                                                                                                                                                                                    requirements was evaluated in terms of Institutional establishment,
                                                                                                                                                                                    Quality Management Systems, Accredited Assessors and Moderators
Marxists hold that in human society activity in production develops
                                                                                                                                                                                    utilization and Learning Programmes inclusive of curriculum
step by step from a lower to a higher level and that consequently man’s
                                                                                                                                                                                    framework, assessment guides and learners and facilitators guides. We
knowledge, whether of nature or of society, also develops step by step
                                                                                                                                                                                    have being participating in the processes of visits monitoring and to also
from a lower to a higher level, that is, from the shallower to the deeper,
                                                                                                                                                                                    input in the kind of training centres we need to have in this country. As
from the one-sided to the many-sided. POPCRU has always valued
                                                                                                                                                                                    a POPCRU Member is our priority and that also resonates well with
skills development as a central and pivotal role towards organizational                                                                                                             the SAPS Training Division vision of “Investing in the Human Capital”.
development and thus the unfolding of such an intervention. It was quite                                                                                                            We have in the processes interacted with our members based at these
interesting that delegates were able to learn from each other in terms                                                                                                              institutions to continue to recruit and service personnel based at this
of cases across the Provinces within the Department Of Correctional                                                                                                                 institutions to consolidate working class power and hegemony.
Services. The critical aspects were for our shopstewards to develop a                                                                                                                  The occasions were amongst other addressed by the Minister of                     SASSETA CEO, Mr Baloyi; Divisional Commissioner: Training, Mr Krusser; Minister
sound network around cases in terms of comparisons from Provincial                                                                                                                  Police Services and the National Commissioner. And in their addresses
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         of Police Services, Mr Mthethwa and Bishop Lavis Training Centre Commander, Mr
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Kommal at the ISOE Certification Ceremony at Bishop Lavis, Western Cape
trends.
   The aim of the programme was to expand the pool of Shop Steward


                                                                                                                                                                                    Police Services Training Centres
Capacity within the union, increase working class hegemony in dealing
with member’s representation at the workplace, and also achieve
gender equity at all levels of the union. The thirty-seven delegates were
taken through processes of case handling and arbitration by a highly


                                                                                                                                                                                    reaches excellence status through
experienced Arbitrator based in Kwazulu-Natal.
   This is one example of how POPCRU is committed to empirical Shop
Steward Empowerment.
   In her address to the delegates, POPCRU 2nd Vice President, Cde


                                                                                                                                                                                    SASSETA
                                                                                          POPCRU Members in jubilant mood after attending the Labour
Bonny Marekwa amplified the importance of being available to utilise
                                                                                          Relations Skills Program at POPCRU House from all Provinces
our expertise at our Organization’s disposal for the benefit of our
members who always regard POPCRU as a haven.
   Meanwhile, another Skills program also unfolded at Braamfontein                  and “a fall into the pit, a gain in your wit”. The dialectical-materialist
in which twenty delegates across the Provinces were taken through the               theory of knowledge places practice in the primary position, holding                            they emphasised the importance of education and development of the
Information and Technology (IT) to enhance service delivery in the age              that human knowledge can in no way be separated from practice and                               workforce that can raise the bar and take the leap in crime combating
and times of global village. Marxists hold that “man’s social practice              repudiating all the erroneous theories which deny the importance of                             and prevention. The only vehicle to achieve resides in the training
alone is the criterion of the truth of his knowledge of the external world.         practice or separate knowledge from practice. Thus Lenin said, “Practice                        component and therefore SASSETA becomes modes of deliver for that.
What actually happens is that man’s knowledge is verified only when he              is higher than (theoretical) knowledge, for it has not only the dignity of                      In the current conjuncture our members are faced by challenges around
achieves the anticipated results in the process of social practice (material        universality, but also of immediate actuality.” The Marxist philosophy                          rising acts of violent criminal acts around cities especially shopping
production, class struggle or scientific experiment). If a man wants to             of dialectical materialism has two outstanding characteristics. One is                          malls in which ordinary and innocent citizens becomes caught in the
succeed in his work, that is, to achieve the anticipated results, he must           its class nature: it openly avows that dialectical materialism is in the                        cross fire and our confidence in the police will and must be restored
bring his ideas into correspondence with the laws of the objective                  service of the proletariat. The other is its practicality: it emphasizes the                    through proper training to manage and curb a possible threat of peace
external world; if they do not correspond, he will fail in his practice.            dependence of theory on practice, emphasizes that theory is based on                            and stability. We need to epitomize and be comparable to international
After he fails, he draws his lessons, corrects his ideas to make them               practice and in turn serves practice. The truth of any knowledge or                             standards on police services that is geared to realize the core principles
correspond to the laws of the external world, and can thus turn failure             theory is determined not by subjective feelings, but by objective results                       of our Freedom Charter ”safety to all citizens” as it is a human right.
into success; this is what is meant by “failure is the mother of success”           in social practice. Only social practice can be the criterion of truth.                         Key to the education intervention must be interpretation of Section 49
                                                                                    The standpoint of practice is the primary and basic standpoint in the                           to all citizens and ensure our communities partake to shape and the
                                                                                    dialectical materialist theory of knowledge.
                                                                                       POPCRU Delegates were indeed able to put in practice the
                                                                                    revolutionary assertion that “If you want knowledge, you must take
                                                                                    part in the practice of changing reality. If you want to know the taste of
                                                                                    a pear, you must change the pear by eating it yourself. If you want to
                                                                                    know the structure and properties of the atom, you must make physical
                                                                                    and chemical experiments to change the state of the atom. If you want
                                                                                    to know the theory and methods of revolution, you must take part in
                                                                                    revolution. All genuine knowledge originates in direct experience. But                                                                                                                  Minister of Police Services, Mr Mthethwa and SASSETA CEO, Mr
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Baloyi awarding the Police Training Centre with ISOE Status
                                                                                    one cannot have
                                                                                       direct experience of everything; as a matter of fact, most of our
                                                                                    knowledge comes from indirect experience, for example, all knowledge                                                                                                               consolidation of importance of our communities in safety and security
                                                                                    from past times and foreign lands. To our ancestors and to foreigners,                                                                                                             issues. POPCRU believes that safety and security matters should be
                                                                                    such knowledge was--or is--a matter of direct experience, and this                                                                                                                 vitally placed as societal issues of priority. A matter that deserves urgent
                                                                                    knowledge is reliable if in the course of their direct experience the                                                                                                              attention is in relation to the outcry around police brutality when it
                                                                                    requirement of “scientific abstraction”, spoken of by Lenin, was--or is--                                                                                                          comes to handling of community and workers protests, in which police
                                                                                    fulfilled and objective reality scientifically”.                                                                                                                                   shoot citizens. The argument is around exploiting alternative methods
                                                                                        Let us seize the strategic initiative and ensure that we use this moment                                                                                                       to handle such incidents.
                                                                                    to consolidate and multiply our gains as we intensify our struggle for                                                                                                                POPCRU has put the safety of its members high on its agenda and will
                                                                                    socialism.                                                                                                                                                                         continue to engage on such matter with the powers be to change things
       POPCRU Provincial Delegates posing with POPCRU 1st Vice                         There can be no knowledge apart from practice.                                                     Divisional Commissioner: Training Mr Krusser and Police Services             for the better. We must priorities peace, stability, safety and security in
     President, Cde Rubber Mcaba and 2nd Vice President, Cde Bonny                                                                                                                         National Commissioner, Mr Cele at Ulundi Training Centre award              this country.
            Marekwa at the IT Skills Program in Braamfontein                        Forward with the Dictatorship of the Proletariat!!!!!!!                                                                          ceremony


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Gender News                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             International News




                                                                                                                                                                         POPCRU Continues to Unionise Police,Corrections
Focus on Gender                                                                                                                                                            and Traffic Officers on the African Continent
Women Imbizo                                                              • Leadership that is supportive to gender structures and be able
                                                                            to come up with ways to capacitate women
                                                                          • Leadership that is committed for the implementation of
                                                                            gender programmes and resolutions
                                                                                                                                                                                             Resolution on Unionization – Botswana International Police Symposium
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     [03 – 05 August 2009]


Resolutions                                                               • To realize gender transformation in Department of
                                                                            Correctional Services, South African Police Services and traffic
                                                                            Departments
                                                                                                                                                                        Taking tune from the first [1st] International Police Symposium at
                                                                                                                                                                        Durban in South Africa in 2002, followed by the second [2nd] one
                                                                                                                                                                        at Maseru in Lesotho in 2006, Police & Prisons Civil Rights Union
We the delegates to the POPCRU National Women Imbizo                        We identified the reality that as an organization we still need                             [POPCRU] held its third [3rd] International Symposium on 03 – 05
gathered at Indaba Hotel in Fourways from the 25-26 June                  to extend our work on ensuring that women are capacitated.                                    August 2009 at Gaborone in Botswana. The symposium in Botswana
2009,under the theme ”Reflecting on ourselves”, we noted that             Also to improve the coordination of gender issues from                                        was coordinated in conjunction with the National Amalgamated Local
women are still faced with the ravage of patriarchy, violence,            Provincial, Local and Institutional levels. The is also a need to                             and Central Government and Parastatals Workers Union & Botswana
                                                                          prioritise issues from our gender programmes so that we could                                 Public Employees Union [BOPEU]. The symposium was attended
rape, the burden of unpaid labour and discrimination such as
                                                                          focus on those in order to be able to make impact and necessary                               by representatives from thirteen [13] African countries, including,
low pay at workplaces as a result of positions they occupy. Based                                                                                                       Namibia, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mauritius, Swaziland, Lesotho,
on that, the POPCRU National Women Imbizo sat to achieve the              assessment. Gender equality and representation should be                                      Botswana and South Africa and four from three countries oversees. The
following objectives;                                                     in the centre of the organization in order to improve both the                                symposium was further honoured by the presence of representatives
• Gender structures that are highly committed, vibrant and                position of women as well as their economic position. We need                                 from Kenya, Mali, Togo and Tanzania – West Africa. This was made
  understand their purpose                                                to ensure that we mainstream gender in our work. This means a                                 possible through the coordination of International Labour Organisation
• Gender structures that will make an impact in the union,                shift away from marginalizing women and seeing women as the                                   [ILO].
                                                                          problem for instance seeing women as lacking skills, confidence                                  The theme of the symposium was “Breaking new ground”. This theme
  federation and beyond
                                                                          and so forth.                                                                                 found a concrete expression within the arrangements and principles we
• Gender issues to be everyone’s business in the organization                                                                                                           undertook during the Durban and Lesotho conventions. It is our firm                     of the challenges we face in defending and promoting the interests
• The organization that is committed to the elimination of                  Mainstreaming is more that integration because it is only                                   belief that this symposium will go down in the history of POPCRU and                    of police officials.
  women’s subordination in the union, the workplace and the               about including women in existing projects and programmes,                                    its programme as a watershed moment and we therefore, regard it as a
  union as an employer                                                    but about rethinking. POPCRU will be continuing with the                                      resounding success.                                                                2.   Police officers, as workers within the security surroundings in the
• The organization that is an agent of change in society and is in        Women Economic Development Course to empower our female                                          The Symposium was taking forward the programme embarked                              entire continent, can be assured of continued transformative role
  the forefront in regard to the struggle for gender equality             comrades to consolidate our working class agenda and women                                    upon by POPCRU in 2000 of enhancing liberalization of Police Labour                     today and in the future.
                                                                          empowerment.                                                                                  Relations in Southern Africa. POPCRU realized its extra-ordinary
• Women that are supportive to one another
                                                                                                                                                                        and exceptional position on the African continent as the only union                3.   Police officers within the continent must wake up and fight for
                                                                                                                                                                        within the police environment [including Traffic & Corrections]                         their rights. Within the same context and understanding, they have
                                                                                                                                                                        recognized by government. The process was started by sending fact-                      significant and positive role to play in democratizing the police
                                                                                                                                                                        finding missions to the adjacent and bordering countries. A network of                  institutions first and contribute in democratization of the society
                                                                                                                                                                        contacts was established with police associations, other sister unions,                 through:
                                                                                                                                                                        police management including researchers. Reversely representatives
                                                                                                                                                                        from countries in the Southern African region paid working visits to               3.1. Providing guidelines/ models for developing representative
                                                                                                                                                                        POPCRU.                                                                                 police employee organisations. It should not matter whether these
                                                                                                                                                                           The Maseru symposium in 2006 ensured the sharing of knowledge,                       organisations are called unions, associations or federations. There
                                                                                                                                                                        experience and stimulated the growth of police labour relations, unions                 are a variety of models around the world that can be drawn up in
                                                                                                                                                                        and/ or associations in Southern Africa. The end result of event is the                 developing and strengthening police representative organisations
                                                                                                                                                                        progress reported about the Lesotho Mounted Police Staff Association                    in developing countries. The model chosen has to fit with the
                                                                                                                                                                        whereby the labour movement enjoys full organisational rights within                    culture, history and legislative framework within a given country.
                                                                                                                                                                        the ambit of legislative framework of Lesotho.
                                                                                                                                                                           The delegates to this august event have, through this Declaration               3.2. To assist the police associations, police managers and government
                                                                                                                                                                        made a statement on taking the aims and objectives of the programme                     bodies in developing new legislative frameworks aligned to the
                                                                                                                                                                        and solemnly affirmed that all police officials are human beings,                       basic conventions of International Labour Organisation. That
                                                                                                                                                                        irrespective of race, creed or sex. They have the right to pursue both                  is the right to freedom of association and the right to collective
                                                                                                                                                                        their material well-being, contribute to their working conditions and                   bargaining.
                                                                                                                                                                        their personal career development. Through the deliberations of the
                                                                                                                                                                        symposium, it was emphasised that police officials who is the workforce            3.3. To assist police unions/ associations in developing countries with
                                                                                                                                                                        within the security establishment are indeed workers/ employees. They                   basic organisational skills and with the tools needed to negotiate
                                                                                                                                                                        are entitled to enjoy the fruits of workers’ freedom and the respect of                 effectively.
                                                                                                                                                                        their dignity as employees. They should be unrestricted to economic
                                                                                                                                                                        security and equal opportunity within the work environment.                        3.4. To advocate for police labour rights. Advocacy is required in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                regard to reticent governments, police managers, law makers and
                                                                                                                                                                        Way forward                                                                             international bodies such as the United Nations. Established police
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                unions need to be able to demonstrate the positive impact that the
                                                                                                                                                                        We, the delegates to this International Symposium, acknowledge and                      police unions have on police professionalism programmes and in
                                                                                                                                                                        affirm that:                                                                            harmonizing police labour/ management relationships.
                                                                                                                                                                        1. We advanced interaction with the inputs made through
            POPCRU 2nd Vice President, Bonny Marekwa and POPCRU Gender Coordinator, Cde Sbongile Nkosi enjoying the festive event                                            deliberations and commissions that enriched our understanding                 3.5. To work with police managers and police employees in developing

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International News                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               International News



     a shared understanding of the positive outcomes of awarding
     labour rights to the police. The notion of social dialogue needs
                                                                                        unionization of police officers and should be enhanced:
                                                                                        •   1949 Convention Number 87: Freedom of association and
                                                                                                                                                                                   Current       Economic
     to be well understood by police employees, police managers and                         protection of the right to organize Convention.                                        Situation and effects of
     police employers.                                                                  •   1949 Convention Number 98: Right to organise and Collective                            the cyclones
                                                                                            Bargaining Convention.                                                                    The Cuban Economy is facing serious hardship
3.6. To act as knowledge and network brokers. They should be able                       •   1976 Convention Number 144: Tripartite Consultation                                    with the broke of the Global Crisis. This was
     to provide information/ documentation about labour legislation,                        [International Labour Standards].
                                                                                                                                                                                   worsened by the three cyclones that devastated
     frameworks for organizing, rules of negotiations, key debates in the               •   1978 Convention Number 151: Labour Relations [Public
     police arena. They should also assist police officers in developing                    Service].                                                                              the country and destroyed infrastructure. Half
     countries to link with organisations/ institutions that have skills,               •   1981 Convention Number 154: Collective Bargaining                                      a million citizens were left destitute with no
     resources and capacities that are required in establishing well-                       Convention.                                                                            housing, schools destroyed and the country is
     functioning employee organisations.                                                                                                                                           in the process of recovery. Cuban had serious
                                                                                   7.   Unions and/ or associations should engage their governments                                backlogs in housing and that has doubled due
3.7. To assist emerging police unions with setting agendas/ programmes                  which endorsed the Conventions for inclusion in their legislative                          to low capacity to deliver the houses needed.
     that are concerned with police labour rights, collective bargaining                provisions, not only to satisfy the task, but for full translation                         Citizens are in solidarity with the government
     and negotiating processes, but also with questions of police                       into their familial labour law provisions. Effective international                         and many are offering their houses for schooling.
     professionalism and the democratization of policing.                               engagement should be embarked upon on the actual translation of                            This has made capitalist markets to sky rocket
                                                                                        Conventions into real domestic implementable country laws.
                                                                                                                                                                                   against the hardships. Prices rose for imported
3.8. Established police unions should not be viewed as cash cows for
                                                                                                                                                                                   commodities such powdered milk while exported
     police trying to form unions in developing countries. However,                8.   Social dialogue should be enhanced and can be attained using
     they might be able to assist with fundraising or finding mentor                    multi-pronged forms/ approaches outlined, amongst others, the                              ones such as sugar and nickel have gone down.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            POPCRU Deputy General Secretary, Cde Phepheng L ;POPCRU 2nd Vice President, Cde Marekwa B; Cuba CTC International
     unions – such as was the case with the Dutch Police Union during                   following:                                                                                 The Government is subsidizing children (0-5                             Relations, Cde Ernesto Rodriguez; Focus National Deputy Secretary, Cde Clever; COSATU International Protocol Committee
     the inception of POPCRU.                                                           •     Tripartite: three parties [workers, government & employers];                         years) with powdered milk and costs thereof                             Member and NEHAWU International Relations Officer,Cde Sekete Nomthandozo at POPCRU House during the Cuban CTC visit

                                                                                             and                                                                                   doubled .Tourism income has become low as it
4.   The attainment of social and political rights for police officials                 •     Civil society organizations: this entails combination of                             was before.
     anywhere within the continent is not only important for South                           bipartite, tripartite and other civil society formations.                                                                                                  One such story was the arrest of the young person               and problems solved. Neo-Political systems
                                                                                                                                                                                      Against the hardships, No, hospitals, schools
     Africa, but should be achieved in the rest of the continent.                       •     Human Rights bodies like Lawyers of human rights                                                                                                          and finally was released due to pressure.                       have caused many social disadvantages in the
                                                                                                                                                                                   and shops are closed and no retrenchment
                                                                                        •     International labour federations                                                                                                                                                                                          world and in Cuba, there are no street kids,
5.   The requirement for further establishment of the police unions                     •     International bodies of police and corrections like INTERPOL,
                                                                                                                                                                                   were affected. Citizens are encouraged to spent
                                                                                                                                                                                   only what they have and encourage the idea of                        Fidel Castro and                                    the         no civil protests, no uneducated persons and
     and/ or associations within Southern Africa and beyond should
     be proceeded with.                                                                 •
                                                                                             ICPRA, etc.
                                                                                              International sister unions of the police and corrections
                                                                                                                                                                                   saving energy through a “timetable to switch                         Leadership of Raul                                              consultation with the citizens is high. Currently
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        there are workplace discussions on what form
                                                                                                                                                                                   off lights” to save on petrol used to generate                          Cde Fidel Castro has handed the baton to
                                                                                        •     International labour organization like International Labour                                                                                                                                                               of socialism does the workers demand.
6.   The ratification by member Southern African states [and beyond]                         Organisation [ILO], Public Service International [PSI], etc.                          electricity.                                                         Cde Raul due to health reasons and leading
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Imported socialism? Exported socialism?
     of the following Conventions of the International Labour                           •     Local labour federation                                                                                                                                   the struggle for many years. He now remains
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        And CTC invites all Affiliates to come and
     Organisation [ILO] should serve as a strong motivation for                                                                                                                    Election of Obama in US                                              a national historic leader and his health was
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        study the Cuban system. One of the corner-
                                                                                                                                                                                   and its impact                                                       impacted by years without a leave defending
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        stone of the spirit of resilience is the high
                                                                                                                                                                                       Cubans are quite interested in the outcome of                    the country against capitalism. And age has                     level of spirituality amongst the Cuban.
                                                                                                                                                                                   Obama’s election and on his election slogan “Yes,                    been another factor. Cde Raul like any President

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Anti-Cuban                        stance              in
Cuba’s CTC Official’s Visit at
                                                                                                                                                                                   we can”. Cubans are contending that Obama is                         is governed by the Cuban Constitution and the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        character of any leader becomes important.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Miami
                                                                                                                                                                                   an individual and Imperialist Politics are rife in
                                                                                                                                                                                   the US system. They believe he won’t do much                         He has committed himself to never take the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        country to capitalism but consolidate the                          There are anti-Cuba stances around Miami

POPCRU House
                                                                                                                                                                                   changes and if changes come, it is presumed that
                                                                                                                                                                                   he won’t stand to be re-elected especially the                       socialist system. The revolution also demands                   by few voice funded to undermine the Cuban
                                                                                                                                                                                   lifting of the Cuban blockade and release of the                     change and democracy therefore is vital to                      developments and impose the mode of life of
                                                                                                                                                                                   Cuban Five. Blockade laws remain unchanged.                          remain relevant in the changing times. But                      materialism to Cuba. The daughter of Fidel is
                                                                                                                                                                                   Cuba has broken the Guinness records of many                         what is democracy?                                              such a negative development in that regard.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Bourgeoisie democracy?                                          That can be put to a clear perspective through
Background                                              Posture of Police Unions                               International Relations                                             years of blockade amounting to eight hundred
                                                                                                                                                                                   US Dollars in damages. Against all the hardship,                     Proletariat democracy?                                          education. We must enhance communication and
   Cde Ernesto Rodriguez was attending 10th             and Composition                                        with POPCRU                                                         Cubans are resilient to give in. The Cuban flag                      Which is the better or best democracy around                    dialogue on such issues to defeat the falsehood
COSATU National Congress and saw it fit to                 POPCRU has relations with Cuban CTC                      We feel special to interface with POPCRU                       will not become a mercenary flag in any period                       the whole world?                                                of such incidents. The only country in the world
interact with COSATU Affiliates to revive and re-       Union, Civil Defence Union and direct liaison          because of the cordial relations they have                          in history. Maybe the US is angry with Cuba for                                                                                      where they prohibit the travel of Americans is to
establish relations and dialogue due to the fact that   with CTC and Civil Defence Union should be             being having with POPCRU.As a new person                            assisting other countries on medical expertise as a                  Role of the Cuban State                                         Cuba. Why? It is because they are afraid that they

he is new as the Cuban Workers Central (CTC)            revitalized. Cuban CTC had two delegates, Cde          in the portfolio, all forms of communication                        small country. The Cuban Five distortions by US                      and Socialism in Cuba                                           could learn first-hand about Cuban realities.

International Relations for Africa and Middle           Ernesto and Cde Alfredo (Responsible for CTC
                                                                                                               should be utilized to revitalize the relations.
                                                                                                               It is incumbent on POPCRU to wage a war to
                                                                                                                                                                                   paint untruth about their being kept in prison for
                                                                                                                                                                                   spying. Many articles are written by the Cubans
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Democracy demands the citizens to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        constantly participate in determining what                      Conclusion
East. An emphasis was based to discontinue with         Secretariat) and the latter has gone back. Cuban                                                                                                                                                they want and it is what is happening in                           Cuban CTC and its Affiliates welcome the
                                                                                                               defeat the misinformation and propaganda by                         to explain on same and put the truth straight.
the vacuum and reinvigorate the solidarity work         CTC has nine-teen (19) member Affiliates and                                                                                                                                                    Cuba. The illiteracy in Cuba is low because                     dialogue with POPCRU and look forward to
                                                                                                               US around the Cuban Five held captive in US                         One such example is the one by the Speaker of
to hegemonies the relations in support of the           the sister Union for POPCRU, Civil Defence                                                                                                                                                      of the Government intent to educate its                         communicate frequently on solidarity support
                                                                                                               prisons. POPCRU should expand its relationship                      the House of Cuban Parliament on same. Cuba
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        population. Educated population cannot be                       for the Cuban Five and the lifting of the
Cuban Five and other forms of support. POPCRU           Union organizes the civilians in the armed             with Cuban sister unions to enhance this course.                    therefore calls for solidarity with the Cuban Five
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        cheated. There is no dictator who survived                      blockade. Ours is that education is one weapon
was one of the Affiliates that were identified by       forces, home affairs staff and police. The armed       CTC therefore acknowledges the visits that                          and all related hardships against US Regime. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        by cheating the population. Cuba has free                       for organisational growth wherein capitalists
CTC for strategic engagements. The globalization        forces are not affiliated to unions but have a         were embarked upon earlier and Affiliates are                       International community has demanded their
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        education and health for its citizens. In Cuba,                 destruction will be realised if it is scientifically
                                                                                                               encouraged to organise other visits, Political                      release but US has reneged on such calls. The key
of the capitalist markets is rife and it is vital for   separate arrangement.CTC facilitates also the                                                                                                                                                                                                                   applied, thereby reenforcing humanity and
                                                                                                               Schools, study courses in Spanish lessons to                        lessons have been resistance with dignity by the                     there is dictatorship of the proletariat. The
workers of the world to engage each other to            direct interaction with the affiliates through its                                                                                                                                              majority class championing the interests of                     eliminating exploitation.
                                                                                                               make the solidarity work to grow.                                   Cuban Five. The imperialist media has always
defeat the scourge of worker’s exploitation.            international relations desk.                                                                                              distorted the truth to serve a particular agenda.                    majority and minority interested respected

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                                                                                                                                                                              pay themselves hefty salary packages in the midst of                              and engagements. Congress calls for a discussion on this
                                                                                                                                                                              company failures and rapid drop in company profits. It is                         issue by the Alliance.
                                                                                                                                                                              still a mystery how performance of company executives                        c.   An organisational development and building programme


reaching a remarkable milestone:
                                                                                                                                                                              is determined! During bad times they get above inflation                          to build the organisational machinery of the working class
                                                                                                                                                                              salary increases, bonuses and other incentives. During good                       and the liberation movement. The programme will ensure
                                                                                                                                                                              times they reap even more. Workers on the other hand are                          that the organisation has vibrant structures at branch/local,



Declaration
                                                                                                                                                                              told that it is a virtue to accept inflation-linked salary and                    provincial and national level. This will also ensure internal
                                                                                                                                                                              wage increments.                                                                  dynamism; democracy through heightened mass education
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                and activism to raise the level of class consciousness. In this
                                                                                                                                                                        Against this background we declare:                                                     regard we have adopted policy proposals tabled by NALEDI
                                                                                                                                                                        1. That we embrace the political and organisational tasks set                           as the congress for a continuing systematic organisational
21-24 September 2009, Gallagher Estate, Midrand - Johannesburg
                                                                                                                                                                           for this Congress in the Secretariat Report. To that end we                          renewal programme.
                                                                                                                                                                           commit to develop concrete plans to implement these tasks                       2.   Reaffirm the historical thesis that the NDR is the terrain
Preamble                                                                      Alliance, opening the space for a democratic and mature                                      to ensure:                                                                           upon which to wage a socialist struggle. Socialism is
We the delegates, representing more than two million members                  discussion. We commit ourselves to grasp this historic                                    a. Ideological clarity about where we are, what the forces                              not a deferred struggle, nor is it a deferred perspective.
    across the spread of workplaces in South Africa:                          opportunity to maximize workers’ gains and better the life                                   ranging against the strategic interest of the working class                          In struggling for basic national democratic objectives, a
1. Appreciate the opportunity as the current generation of trade              of working class communities. The Alliance should function                                   are; who are our allies; and clarity about the international                         broad national movement will be rolling back the capitalist
    unionists to take forward the vision, aims and objectives of              properly at the national and at lower levels.                                                ideological warfare. We further commit to build Marxism-                             market and constructing elements of socialism. Against this
    our forbears. We rededicate ourselves to further strengthen           6. This year marked the fifteenth anniversary of the                                             Leninism as a tool of scientific inquiry to search for answers                       background, we commit to taking forward the task to learn
    COSATU and its affiliated unions; to build working class                  democratic breakthrough in 1994. We salute the ANC for                                       in the contemporary world. Marxism is also a guide to                                the lessons of history to inform our practice today; to build
    power in all sites of power; and to realise the objective of              a stunning victory in the general elections. Once again, an                                  action. It is also pivotal to rebuild working class confidence                       a socialist movement coalescing around the SACP; develop
    a living wage; better working and living conditions for                   overwhelming majority of the people of South Africa has                                      in its ideas and heritage.                                                           a critical theory of the present and a theory of the transition
    workers and working class communities.                                    placed their hopes and trust in the ANC. The ANC led                                      b. A programme for transformation setting out the short-term,                           to socialism; as well as define a vision for socialism in the
2. We emerge from the Congress emboldened and united to                       democratic movement has a duty to fulfill the peoples’                                       medium-term and long-term objectives to deepen the NDR                               21st century. The Political Commission is hereby mandated
    carry out the mission fostered upon us. It is a mission we                desire for a better life. To that end, the movement has signed                               and the attainment of socialism. The programme will reflect                          to develop a detailed programme on the struggle for
    aim to fulfill, sparing neither strength nor energy. We take              a contract with our people, expressed in the Manifesto, to                                   the multitude of challenges facing the working class at the                          socialism.
    this responsibility seriously and commit ourselves to realise             fulfill the historic mission to build a truly non-racial, non-                               point of production and reproduction; and in all sites of                       3.   We recognise the need to maximize the unity of working
    the objective of a strong, vibrant, democratic and united                 sexist, democratic and united South Africa. We recall the                                    power, the state, judiciary and the media. To that end, we                           class forces. The working class, as a primary motive force
    workers’ movement. We are encouraged by the fact that                     prescient warning of the 1969 ANC Strategy and Tactics                                       embrace the challenge to sharpen our ideology and theory                             of the NDR, bears the responsibility to unite the broadest
    COSATU is on a growth path and likely to reach the target                 that a revolution that translates into elite enrichment and                                  of revolution. We will open the space for discussion in the                          range of social and political forces to take forward the
    to double its membership by 2015.                                         no substantial change in the lives of our people amounts to                                  left and empower our members and leaders to understand                               NDR as the basis to build the momentum for socialism. To
3. We appreciate the historic moment within which the                         cosmetic and not real change!                                                                the different theoretical approaches.                                                that end, we must strive for unity of the ANC, the SACP
    Congress takes place. Once again, the Congress proved that            7. The democratic breakthrough has recorded important                                            In this context, the state should be transformed into an                             and COSATU and a vibrant and strong Alliance. Further,
    COSATU is a united and mature organisation. The Congress                  gains for the working class and the project to build a new                                   effective and democratic developmental state. It must                                the organisational weaknesses that manifested in the 2009
    was marked by robust and fearless debate, a hallmark of                   nation. Still, we note that the historic inequalities in terms of                            have the capacity to formulate a vision and programme for                            General Elections should be tackled head on. An Alliance
    COSATU’s internal dynamism. We appreciate the invaluable                  race, gender and class remain firmly entrenched and have                                     development; capacity to plan and coordinate its various                             summit should be convened soon to address a variety of
    and enriching inputs from our Alliance partners, the mass                 to some extent widened. Underdevelopment continues to                                        interventions; and capacity for implementation. In this                              issues.
    democratic movement and the international friends in our                  co-exist with enclaves of prosperity and wealth. Colonial-                                   regard, we welcome the reconfiguration of Cabinet to build                      4.   We commit ourselves to an unceasing battle against
    congress. We will work hard to retain COSATU as a true                    apartheid accumulation centred on extraction and export of                                   the capacity of the state to plan, coordinate, implement                             corruption; the use of the state and our organisations for
    champion of the interests of workers, a fearless fighter                  minerals continues to date.                                                                  and monitor progress. Ultimately the State President                                 self-enrichment; crass materialism and politics of patronage.
    for justice and a conscience of the nation. We shall not              8. We recognise that we have made important strides to                                           bears the responsibility to translate Alliance positions                             These practices constitute a cancer that is slowly eating away
    disappoint Comrade Rolihlahla Mandela, our international                  redirect the NDR and the mass movement in the last five                                      into programmes of government and to steer the ship of                               the historic values of our movement, such as selflessness
    icon; who called on us to continue being the conscience of                years. However there is no time for complacency because                                      government. We are opposed to fragmentation of the state                             and service to the people. The aim of this campaign is to
    our young democracy.                                                      there is no permanent victory. We must prepare to defend                                     through building of fiefdoms or kitchen cabinets within the                          reassert revolutionary morality and ethics. We call for public
4. It is a moment full of opportunities that can be exploited                 our gains and to deepen the struggle                                                         state.                                                                               representatives and unionists to relinquish their business
    to further the aims of the national democratic revolution             9. Further, we appreciate that this historic moment poses                                        For that reason we call for the overhaul of the content of                           interests otherwise they must leave to pursue their private
    and for better working conditions. The historic ANC 52nd                  serious challenges to the democratic movement globally.                                      the Green Paper on Strategic Planning. That said, COSATU                             interests. In future the workers will vote only for those who
    Conference has restored our hope that the ANC and the                     The global economic crisis caused by the unrestrained greed                                  is not opposed to a discussion that clearly articulates a                            are genuinely pursuing the interests of the working class
    Alliance will work together to achieve common goals. The                  of the capitalists threatens to erode some of the gains of our                               coherent planning process and machinery to ensure an                                 and the poor. Those not actively pursuing the interests of
    installation of the new government, led by comrade Jacob                  new democracy. The loss of employment across the world                                       effective state. We object to the marginalisation of the                             the working class do not deserve its vote.
    Zuma provides a new opportunity to redefine and strengthen                coupled with 500 000 jobs lost in South Africa is a serious                                  Alliance and other key ministries in shaping this policy                             Further we also call for a debate on how to manage the
    the state; and to refashion state-society relations.                      outcome of the crisis.                                                                       intervention prior to its public released. This is reminiscent                       phenomenon of state officials who are using the state for
5. In particular, we welcome the willingness and openness of              10. Capitalists, especially in the industrialised world, have been                               of the past, where COSATU and the Alliance were treated                              private accumulation and a cooling-off period for senior
    the new government, which we aim to use to place workers’                 cushioned from crisis through bail-outs and nationalization                                  like ordinary NGOs and not allies. This contemptuous                                 managers in the state. To that end we call on state officials
    concerns on the table. There is breath of fresh air within the            of private debts by the state. They continue to arrogantly                                   attitude flies against the spirit of the recent Alliance summit                      to choose to serve the people rather than their own private

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     accumulation agenda. They have a choice to serve the                       against this background that we will work hard to ensure                                        Women occupy positions of deputy or treasurer but hardly                          commit to a programme to build a unified and fighting
     people or to leave to pursue private agenda.                               the creation of a National Health Insurance Scheme. We                                          as Presidents and General Secretaries. Our target to reach                        international trade union movement. We also commit to
5.   The response to the global economic crisis requires clear                  however caution that the changes in the health care system                                      equitable (50/50) and proportional representation remains in                      build a global movement for change including working
     short-, medium- and long-term goals. In the short term we                  should be sensitive to employment in the entire health                                          danger. In this regard we commit ourselves to redouble our                        through the World Social Forum. Congress noted the plight
     support the Framework Response to the Global Economic                      system.                                                                                         effort to ensure systematic implementation of our policies.                       of the Palestinian people, the people of Western Sahara; the
     Crisis. The main objective of the programme should be to               9. Congress is concerned with the rising burden of disease                                          We will further engage with the new women ministries to                           continuing blockade against Cuba; as well as the murder of
     save and create jobs; stimulate production and economic                    again largely concentrated among the poor. The HIV                                              address the gender dynamics of inequality and poverty.                            trade unionists in Mexico; and the military junta in Burma
     growth, as well as to cushion the unemployed and the poor                  epidemic, coupled with new epidemics like N1H1 virus/                                     12.   We also appreciate that the future of humanity is at stake.                       which continues to hold power illegally.
     from the effects of the global economic crisis. We believe the             swine flu and avian flu are attacks on the health and future                                    Climate change caused by reliance on fossil fuels is a reality                    Congress further notes the continuing conflicts ravaging
     framework should be linked to, and inform, a development                   of our nation. As delegates, we commit to step up our efforts                                   that we must now confront. This has unleashed natural                             the people of Sudan, Somalia, the DRC and battle between
     strategy for South Africa to break out of the apartheid-                   to ensure a healthy nation. We recommit to an effective                                         disasters, such as hurricanes, floods, and extreme weather                        Eritrea and Ethiopia for hegemony in the horn of Africa.
     colonial accumulation path. In the interim a package of                    campaign to improve the quality of healthcare, particular                                       patterns. South Africa is on the edge of a catastrophic water                     The West also plays an active role in fanning these conflicts
     measures to support local production, decent employment                    a comprehensive HIV and AIDS strategy. Unequal access                                           crisis, which demands a proper management of this scarce                          but then cynically projects them as wars between Africans.
     and incomes should entail the following:                                   to nutritious food and healthcare add to the burden facing                                      resource. The world has to act urgently to reduce emission                        We further noted the conditions of workers in Zimbabwe
a.   A supportive macro-economic policy. Fiscal and monetary                    the poor and working class families. Congress commits to                                        of carbon dioxide; find new sources of renewable energy;                          and the lack of democracy and suppression of political
     policy should support economic recovery through inter                      the campaign against high food prices to support access to                                      and environmentally sound production methods.                                     freedoms in Swaziland. To that end, we commit ourselves
     alia public investment in infrastructure project; mass public              healthy and nutritious food.                                                              13.   We will continue to support the ANC in the next local                             to a programme of international solidarity and to building a
     works programmes to support employment creation; an                    10. The struggle for a living wage is the lifeblood of the trade                                    government elections. The preparatory work must start now                         progressive trade union and global social justice movement.
     interest and exchange rate regime that support growth,                     union movement. To that end we support the current                                              driven by the entire Alliance at all levels. In this instance                     As part of the programme for international solidarity we
     employment and exports rather than a narrow focus on                       ongoing strikes in the clothing and mining sectors. We call                                     there have to be fiscal interventions by the government to                        commit to:
     inflation targeting.                                                       on all our affiliates to pledge their solidarity with these                                     address shortcomings in service delivery faced by many                       a.   Campaign for PUDEMO to be recognized as the genuine
b.   Strategic use of government procurement to support local                   workers on strike. Further, as part of the struggle for decent                                  municipalities. Victory in the next elections is contingent                       representative of the people of Swaziland, and for that
     production, empowerment and employment. To that end,                       employment, we call for the elimination of the practice of                                      on addressing weaknesses revealed by the 2009 General                             reason we urge that it be granted observer status within
     we call for the review of the procurement framework                        labour broking. We have adopted a number of resolutions                                         Elections, especially in the Western Cape. It also depends on                     the AU and UN structures; and to have diplomatic offices
     consistent with our development objectives.                                on decent employment and working conditions that have                                           a strong, active and functioning Alliance at all levels. This                     in various countries. The South African government
c.   Investment in skills and human development. This entails                   implications for our labour laws. To that end, we commit to                                     will include convening local and regional meetings to assess                      should grant PUDEMO humanitarian assistance similar
     measures to improve the school and higher education                        a programme to realise the aspirations of the 10th Congress                                     the strengths and weaknesses of our local government.                             support given to the South African liberation movement.
     system and work place learning; measures to increase the                   to tighten labour laws to protect workers. Congress further                               14.   We reaffirm our strategic goal to create a single national                        We welcome the release of PUDEMO President, comrade
     social wage for workers through investment in efficient and                called for:                                                                                     retirement fund as part of our strategy to control workers                        Mario Masuku from the dungeon of the Swazi monarchy.
     affordable public transport; provision of basic services, and          a. The withdrawal of the threat to de-unionize the security                                         deferred incomes. Further to use these resources to support                       We declare and call on the Swazi monarchy to contradict us,
     a functioning public health system. All these measures are                 cluster is a serious threat to workers rights. While we                                         development and industrialization rather than fuelling                            that comrade Masuku was released by mass struggles and
     critical to productivity enhancement in the workplace. In                  appreciate the sensitive role played by the security cluster,                                   speculation in the equity and property markets. In addition                       not the kangaroo courts that pass for a system of justice in
     this regard as a revolutionary trade union movement we                     removing the right to unionize is a strong attack on the                                        we call on workers’ trustees in retirement fund to make                           that country.
     pledge to work with government to improve efficiency of                    rights of workers in this sector. We also urge government to                                    investment decisions that support the decent work agenda.                    b.   Call on the ILO to recognise cross border sympathy
     the public sector.                                                         urgently attend to the grievance of members of the defence                                      We further affirm that we will work tirelessly to build a                         strikes especially in the same multinationals and also urge
d.   The mandate of development finance institutions should be                  force that have been festering for many years. Some of the                                      single administration company of the retirement funds and                         ITUC and GUFs to ensure that this right is recognized by
     reformulated to support the agenda for development and                     grievances arise from the manner in which former members                                        a Workers’ Bank. In this regard we will use TEBA Bank and                         governments and transnational corporation so that workers
     employment creation.                                                       of the liberation movement armies were integrated into the                                      other institutions as vehicles and mandate the CEC to work                        can protect themselves against the abuse and exploitation
6.   In the long run the necessity of an industrialization strategy             standing army.                                                                                  out the modalities of achieving this aim.                                         of TNCs as they relocate production from one country to
     and regional integration cannot be over-emphasised.                    b. COSATU will raise sharply the rights of disabled people, in                                15.   We noted with concern the accelerated rate of liquidation                         another. Congress calls on ITUC and other global trade
     South Africa and Africa in general needs to break out of                   particular in the work place. It will also step up its efforts                                  in the midst of the financial and credit crunch. Workers are                      unions organisations to campaign for the right to embark
     dependency on exports of primary commodities.                              to organise this layer of workers into the trade union                                          finding themselves in dire straits after company liquidations.                    socio-economic strikes to be enshrined in the laws of all
7.   The Reserve Bank which plays a crucial public mandate                      movement.                                                                                       In these circumstance workers lose the entire earnings.                           countries.
     cannot be left in the hands of private owners. COSATU                  c. Further, congress resolved to accelerate its effort to organise                                  It is against that background that Congress adopted the                      c.   Congress further calls on affiliates to engage in mass action
     therefore calls for the nationalization of the Reserve Bank as             young workers into the trade union movement.                                                    resolution for the creation of a Liquidation Trusts to address                    on the 7th October 2009 to press home our demands for the
     an asset of our people and not shareholders.                           11. This congress has noted with serious concern that COSATU                                        the needs of workers in liquidated firms.                                         banning of labour brokers by the South African government.
8.   We are appalled by the state of health care in South Africa.               and its unions have not moved with the necessary speed                                    16.   Sport plays an important role in uniting our people.                              This is also in line with the call by ITUC and GUF’s for an
     Private health care continues to take the lion’s share of                  to implement the comprehensive gender equity strategy.                                          However, Congress was appalled by the manner in which                             international day of action against precarious work.
     health resources while serving fewer than 20 percent of the                Further, we are worried about the position of working                                           Caster Semenya was publicly humiliated. COSATU calls for                     d.   Reject Judge Richard Goldstone assertion that the situation
     population. This illustrates the inefficiency and wastage                  class Black, particularly African, women in the economy                                         those responsible for this spectacle to be held responsible                       in Palestine cannot be compared to that of war. The people
     rampant in the private health care system. The push for                    and society. They continue to be trapped in low paid jobs,                                      and if possible removed from their positions of power.                            of Palestine have been subjected to unremitting attacks from
     profits in private health care is raising health care costs for            employed as casuals and subcontractors; they are the                                            Further, we are worried by the tussle for leadership in SAFA                      Israel and their hope for an independent state constantly
     ordinary workers that are members of medical schemes.                      hardest hit by unemployment and poverty.                                                        which we believe is not in the interest of football.                              deferred.
     At the other end, is a poorly resourced and over-burdened                  The congress also notes with serious concern the new                                      17.   International solidarity remains one of the weapons                          e.   To urge government to put a motion in the AU and the UN
     public health care system, which caters for the poor. It is                glass ceiling for women leaders in the union movement.                                          available to workers and the trade union movement. We                             for the lifting of the United States embargo against Cuba.

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COSATU 10th National Congress




                                                                                                                                                                        POPCRU Delegates in a jubilant mood on the lst day of the                 POPCRU Exhibition Area at the COSATU National Congress at
                                                                                                                                                                                  COSATU 10th National Congress                                                 Gallagher Convention Centre
                                                                         POPCRU 1st Vice President and COSATU CEC Member ,Cde
   POPCRU National Choir posing with Phindah after a brilliant
                                                                       Mcaba Rubber and COSATU Deputy General Secretary,Cde Bheki
     performance on the first day of the National Congress
                                                                                        Ntshalintshali up in song




                                                                                                                                                                       POPCRU Delegate,Cde Eloanor Makhazasi displaying her                       POPCRU Deputy General Secretary ,Cde Lebogang Phepheng
                                                                                                                                                                    heritage on the Heritage Day at COSATU 10th National Congress                     preparing for discussions on Affiliates Resolutions
  POPCRU Delegates listening attentively to messages of support        POPCRU National Treasurer ,Cde Themba Matsane posing for a
                  by SACP,ANC and SANC                                          photo for POPCRU News during breaks




   The Founding President,Cde Gregory Rockman and POPCRU
                                                                          POPCRU Deputy President,Cde Nkosinathi Mabhida with                                             POPCRU Delegate chanting at the COSATU National at                       POPCRU Delegate,Cde Matika Matika waiting to declare the
    Current President leading POPCRU Deleagtes on debates at
                                                                               POPCRU Members during break sessions                                                                          Gallargher                                                   Election Results as an Election Observer
                        COSATU Congress


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     Statement on the Alliance Summit
                                                                                                                                                                                          BURSARY INFORMATION
                                           13-15 November 2009, Esselen Park, Ekurhuleni


     The African National Congress, South African Communist Party,             and to promote the use of alternative energy sources in society.
  Congress of South African Trade Unions and the South African                    Rural development: The Summit agreed to work towards a                                                • PGC Fund has identified a need for greater access to tertiary education among its financially deserving Popcru
  National Civic Organisation gathered at the Alliance Summit, in              comprehensive approach to rural development which will focus                                                 members, and since there is no work-back or pay-back condition, this funding is a pure investment by PGC towards
  Esselen Park, Ekurhuleni.                                                    on the following: food security, transformation of the apartheid
                                                                                                                                                                                            developing its Members and their dependants.
     The focus of the Summit was to review the implementation of               spatial reality, expansion of provision of social and economic
  the Programme of Action that emanated from our shared electoral              infrastructure, the plight of farm dwellers and farm workers and                                         • The Bursary Fund currently supports over 250 students, field of studies include, Science, Business, Legal and grants
  platform in the 2009 Election Manifesto. The alliance thanked                systematic promotion of co-operatives.                                                                       are extended to students in any field of postgraduate studies.
  millions of our people for the confidence they have shown in the ANC            Education: The Summit reaffirmed education as a key priority
  led alliance and returning the ANC to government in the elections            of our movement. A mass campaign for basic education, public                                             • Funds are also awarded to Dependants of Active Popcru Members in any field of Tertiary study.
  held in April 2009. Summit also reconfirmed the resolutions of the           sector workers will play a role in this campaign. The ANC-led                                            • Bursary Funds also awards Dependants of Deceased Popcru Members from Grade 1 up to Tertiary Level.
  last Alliance Summit held in May 2008 and the Alliance Economic              Alliance will launch a quality education and teaching for all - to be
  Summit held in October 2008.                                                 launched before Alliance Education Transformation Summit next
     The Summit took place in the midst of the global economic crisis,         year. The Campaign will mobilize our communities, the parents,                                           • NB: Bursary can only be awarded to one member per family.
  which has had a profound impact on the workers and the poor                  the learners, the teachers and government education of officials.                                        • No change of Dependant from the one who was initially offered a Bursary to another family member.
  majority of our people: nearly a million jobs have been lost in the          This will include the enforcement of “non-negotiables” agreed to at
  formal sector in the course of this year. There have been company            the previous Alliance Education Summit.                                                                  • No change of course from the one the Bursary was allocated for will be approved.
  closures, mass layoffs and deepening indebtedness for many South                With regard to our approach to higher education and training                                          • Members are advised to contact the Bursary Fund office for more clarity on courses that are not funded on the
  Africans.                                                                    the Summit agreed to continue with a process to realign and build
                                                                                                                                                                                            Scheme.
     Against this background, in the coming period we shall be                 capacity for FET colleges and align the SETA’s to produce skills to
  working together as the Alliance on the following key programmatic           meet our developmental objectives. We support the call and will
  areas:                                                                       participate dynamically in government led summits on Higher                                              Criteria for Members
     Economy development: All Alliance partners reaffirmed the                 Education and Skills development to be convened in 2010.
  commitment to ensuring the vigorous implementation of the                       Health: The transformation of the national health system will                                         • 5 Years POPCRU Membership
  NEDLAC Framework Agreement on South Africa Response to the                   require strategic leadership through the Alliance to mobilize                                            • 2 Years LESAKA Legal and Funeral Schemes each individually
  Global Economic Crisis. The Summit agreed that there is a need to            society around a social compact for health care transformation.
  link our short-term counter-cyclical response with our long term             Central to the implementation of the Ten-Point Plan for health care
  objectives of transforming the structure of the economy and moving           transformation is organization and mobilization of our people.                                           Criteria for Tertiary Going Dependants
  to a different growth path. We support Government’s infrastructure              In the period ahead we will, working together with government                                         • 5 Years POPCRU Membership
  investment programme as key component of South Africa’s response             and SANAC, mount a campaign for HIV and AIDS prevention and
  to the crisis.                                                               treatment, which includes campaign for HIV/AIDS Testing and                                              • 2 Years LESAKA Legal and Funeral Schemes each individually
     The scale and scope of industrial policy needs to be increased,           Counseling, involving mobilization of our society.                                                           Matric Results of Dependant
  and funding needs to be increased commensurately. The summit                    We will also mount an ANC-led Alliance campaign on NHI -
                                                                                                                                                                                        • 3 x A = Full tuition and 100% Boarding
  agreed that the Alliance Task Team on macro-economic policy must             which will involve public education, and engagements with various
  remain seized with reviewing and broadening the mandate of the               sectors of society around the vision and the principles of NHI. This                                     • 3 x B = Full tuition and 50% Boarding
  Reserve Bank.                                                                campaign will also emphasise improvement in the quality of health                                        • 3 x C = Full tuition and no Boarding
     National Planning Commission: The Alliance agreed with the                care in our health institutions.
  broad thrust of the Alliance discussion document on the Green                   Local government: The Summit supports the development of
  Paper on National Strategic Planning. In particular we agreed                Local Government’s “Turn Around Strategy Framework”, led and                                             Criteria for Dependant of Deceased Popcru Member
  that there is a need for the National Planning Commission (NPC)              driven by the ANC led Alliance and implemented by Government
                                                                                                                                                                                        • 5 Years POPCRU Membership
  located in the Presidency, which will be chaired by the Minister in          at all levels, through the full involvement of communities. The
  the Presidency for the NPC and whose main responsibility will be to          intentions of the Turn Around Strategy are to deliver quality,                                           • 2 Years LESAKA Legal and Funeral Schemes each individually
  ensure an integrated strategic planning across government.                   affordable and reliable services to South Africans. An Alliance                                              NB: Only a dependant registered in the LESAKA Funeral scheme can be awarded a bursary.
     Towards energy security and sustainability: The summit                    Summit on Local Government will be held early next year, to focus
  recognised the importance of energy security in order to advance             on service delivery.
  the developmental agenda of the country. The summit also noted                  ANC Centenary Preparations The Summit noted the centenary
  with concern that the successive tariff increase requests through the        celebrations of the ANC and we affirmed our support for the
  multi year price determination by Eskom will negatively impact               preparations towards 2012, which will not be just ANC-led Alliance
  on society, the economy and jobs. The summit therefore supported             celebrations but for our people as a whole.
  efforts to have the tariff increases minimised.                                 2010 Soccer World Cup Next year our country will host one of
     The summit also agreed that we will ensure that government-led            the biggest sporting event in the world, the FIFA Soccer World Cup.
  energy policies place greater emphasis on sustainable and renewable          We call on all South Africans to rally behind Bafana Bafana, our
  technologies and the creation of green jobs. We also agreed that             National Team.
  our energy mix must contribute to our international obligations to              We wish all South Africans a happy and safe festive seasons and
  promote a cleaner environment and mitigate the effects of climate            a prosperous new year. We call on those who will be on the road to
  change. The alliance will conduct a campaign for energy efficiencies         exercise extreme caution to minimize road carnage.



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