The Education Labour Relations Council (ELRC) is an independent organization that serves as a bargaining council for the education sector in South Africa.
Main Purpose of Education Labour Relations Council
- Facilitating collective bargaining
- Resolving disputes
- Providing training and support
- Conducting research
- Promoting cooperation
Education Labour Relations Council was established in 1993. They are responsible for facilitating collective bargaining between employers in the education sector, such as the Department of Basic Education (DBE) and the provincial education departments (PED) and employees represented by trade unions in South Africa (SA).
With the aim of achieving good quality education in South Africa, ELRC has the mandate to promote sound labor relations in the education sector. Above all, The primary objectives of ELRC include promoting collective bargaining, dispute resolution, and the development of policies and practices that promote sound labor relations in South Africa. ELRC also aims to ensure that teachers and other education sector employees are treated fairly and accordingly.
ELRC is made up of a management committee responsible for the overall management of the council, and a central bargaining forum, which is responsible for negotiating collective agreements between employers and employees. The central bargaining forum is made up of representatives from the DBE and PED and Trade unions representing employees in the educational sector.
More on ELRC
One of the key functions of the ELRC is to negotiate collective agreements on behalf of employers and employees in the education sector. These agreements cover a lot of issues, including salaries, working conditions, and workers’ benefits. Once an agreement has been reached, all parties must comply with and implement the legislation.
Without having to go through court proceedings and to save time, ELRC helps employers and employees in the education sector to resolve disputes.
In conclusion to its core functions, ELRC is also responsible for the development of policies and practices that promote sound labor relations in the education sector. This includes the development of guidelines on issues such as discipline and grievance procedures, performance management, and employee engagement.
Another way ELRC plays a vital role, is by promoting sound labor relations in the education sector in South Africa. By facilitating collective bargaining, providing dispute resolution services, and promoting the development of policies and practices that promote fair and equitable treatment of employees, the ELRC is helping to ensure that teachers and other education sector employees can provide quality education to learners across the country.
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