Bargaining council finds new home

The council held an official sod-turning ceremony in Centurion on Wednesday at the site where the new offices are to be built.

Minister for the Public Service and Administration Faith Muthambi formally declared the start of constructing new PSCBC offices. Picture: Twitter @thedpsa

JOHANNESBURG – After 20 years of existence, the Public Service Coordinating Bargaining Council is finally getting a building of its own to call home.

The council held an official sod-turning ceremony in Centurion on Wednesday, at the site where the new offices are to be built.

The council's general secretary Frikkie de Bruyn says after two decades of renting property and moving to various locations, they are building their own offices.

He says the project is expected to be completed in about 20 months.

“This is where the heartbeat of collective bargaining happens in the public service, this is where wage negotiations will take place, unions will engage with employers and hopefully out of this for the employers and the public service as a whole."

De Bruyn says he hopes this will work towards bettering services.