Western Cape

NAPTOSA Western Cape News Flash 16 of 2015: Government Employees' Housing Scheme (GEHS) Agreement signed

PSCBC Resolution 7 of 2015 (Framework Agreement for the Establishment of a Government Employees Housing Scheme (GEHS)) was signed this week by a majority of unions in the PSCBC. Although NAPTOSA had been campaigning throughout the negotiation process for the improvement of the housing allowance, NAPTOSA did not sign the agreement due to the discriminatory nature of some of the provisions and general vagueness of the agreement. NAPTOSA specifically objected to the fact that the state insisted that only one spouse would receive a housing allowance (assistance) and new employees renting accommodation would be treated differently from serving employees.  The following provisions are of importance (as stated in the agreement):
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