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NAPTOSA NORTH WEST NF 12/2013 : PSCBC There was much more to Resolution 1 than just a salary increase (Part 2), PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS TRADE UNION COLLABORATION (TUC) WITH DBE

PSCBC Resolution 1 of 2012: Family responsibility leaveWith effect from 1 January 2013 an employee will be entitled to:5 working days family responsibility leave per annual leave cycle (instead of 3) for utilisation if the employee’s spouse or life partner gives birth to a child; or the employee’s child, spouse or life partner is sick; and • 5 working days leave per annual leave cycle for utilisation if the employee’s child, spouse or life partner dies, or an employee’s immediate family member dies.This improves public servants’ family responsibility leave considerably (5 days more).

 

PSCBC – There was much more to Resolution 1 than just a salary increase (Part 2)

 

 

 

1            PSCBC Resolution 1 of 2012:  Family responsibility leave

1.1    With effect from 1 January 2013 an employee will be entitled to:

·      5 working days family responsibility leave per annual leave cycle (instead of 3) for utilisation if the employee’s spouse or life partner gives birth to a child;  or the employee’s child, spouse or life partner is sick;  and

·      5 working days leave per annual leave cycle for utilisation if the employee’s child, spouse or life partner dies, or an employee’s immediate family member dies.

This improves public servants’ family responsibility leave considerably (5 days more).

Note:  these 10 days (5 plus 5) should not be confused with the 5 days’ annual leave that a school-based public servant may take during school terms (refer to paragraph 4.3 above).

Family responsibility leave may be taken for part of the day (par 23.7 of Determination on Leave of Absence in the Public Service).

 

1.2  Educators have a total of 12 working days per annum for family responsibility leave and leave for urgent private affairs.  The ELRC first has to discuss and agree on the application of the above measure for educators.

 

2         PSCBC Resolution 1 of 2012:  Pre-natal leave

2.1    With effect from 1 January 2013 an eligible employee (including educators) will be entitled to 8 working days’ pre-natal leave, per pregnancy, allowing the employee to attend medical examinations by a medical practitioner or midwife, and tests related to the pregnancy.  The employee must submit reasonable proof that she attended a doctor’s appointment and/or went for tests related to the pregnancy.

2.2    The employee can utilise a full day or part of a day for pre-natal leave.

2.3    An employee who has used all her pre-natal leave may, subject to the approval of the Head of department, apply to use available annual leave and/or unpaid leave.

2.4    Absences related to medical complications during the pregnancy will be covered by sick leave.

2.5    Maternity leave measures remain unchanged.

 

3         PSCBC Resolution 1 of 2012:  Surrogacy leave

3.1    Par 4 of part 3 and par 22 of part 4 of the Determination on Leave of Absence in the Public Service) states that the provisions applicable to adoption leave will be applied mutatis mutandis to surrogacy leave.

3.2    In spite of the fact that PSCBC Resolution 1 of 2012 amended (improved) the leave dispensation of public servants (refer to news flash e The matching and placement of district officials to posts on the new district organograms will be done over three days where labour parties will be part of the process.  The meeting has not been scheduled yet.

 

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS –TRADE UNION COLLABORATION (TUC) WITH DBE

NB. All teachers may attend the workshops irrespective of Union affiliation

DATE

SUBJECTS                                             

VENUE

Saturday, 9 March 2013

 

 

 

English FAL Grade 7

Mathematics Grade 6

Natural Science & Technology Grade 4

Laerskool Rustenburg Noord in Rustenburg

 

 

 

Saturday, 9 March 2013

 

 

English FAL Grade 6

Mathematics Grade 5

EMS Grade 9

Sol Plaatjie Primary School in Mahikeng

 

 

 

The Management of CAPS Conference for Principals, Deputies and HODs

 

The Management of CAPS Conference for School Managers will take place on Tuesday, 19 March 2013, at Orion Safari Lodge in Rustenburg. Two hundred delegates will be catered for. On receipt of registration forms, delegates are requested to complete and send them fax them back to 014 597-0991. Enquiries: Nthabiseng Moatshe, Tel: 014 592-4447