Rules on Negotiations Procedure

  1. The Fair Wages and Salaries Commission and labour unions, associations, institutions or occupational groups shall in accordance with section 102 of the labour Act, 2003 (Act 651), and the MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING specified in FWSC Regulations set up a negotiating body to be known as the Public Services Joint Standing Negotiation Committee referred to in FWSC Regulations as the “Joint Committee” to conduct negotiation on wages and salaries for public service organizations to which FWSC Regulation apply. 

RULES ON NEGOTIATION PROCEDURE – ALLOWANCES AND BENEFITS

  1. In consonance with section 102 of the Labour Act, 2003 (Act 651),the parties shall set up a negotiating body to be known as Standing Negotiation Committees referred to in FWSC Regulations as “Negotiation Committees” for the nine service classifications in recognition of their unique characteristics and be responsible for the negotiations of their allowances and related compensation packages.

SERVICE CLASSIFICATIONS

  1. For the purposes of the Single Spine Pay Policy, all public service institutions are grouped into service classifications based on their similarity in terms of the education, skills and training required to discharge their duties.
  2. The service classifications are
    • For the purposes of job evaluation, job grading, career planning, pay administration and negotiation of allowances and benefits; and
    • As specified in FWSC Regulations.

CATEGORIZATION OF ALLOWANCES AND OTHER BENEFITS

  1. Allowances and benefits in the public service are by FWSC Regulations classified into categories with the object of consolidating, harmonizing, standardizing and monetizing the allowances and benefits
  2. The categories of allowances and benefits are as specified in FWSC Regulations.

PAY DESIGN

  1. Public service institutions specified in FWSC Regulations shall adopt the Single Spine Salary Structure that corresponds to the Single Spine Grade Structure and place jobs in those institutions accordingly.
  2. The daily base pay which is the minimum pay on the single spine salary structure shall not be below the National Daily Minimum Wage.
  3. The Commission shall change the salary structure to reflect changes in the base pay and pay point relativity as determined through negotiation by the parties.

Mapping and Migration

Mapping is the process of placing individual jobholders in an institution on the Single Spine Grade Structure based on established guidelines

Rules on Negotiations Procedure

The Fair Wages and Salaries Commission and labour unions, associations, institutions :