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. 
  2. The Joint Committee shall, in relation to wages and salaries conduct negotiation to determine the Base {ay and Pay Point Relativity of the Single Spine Salary Structure in plenary.
  3. The Joint Committee shall be composed of Stakeholders and Social Partners all follows:
    • On the side of the employer – the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission comprising at least ten members; on the side of the employees – labour unions, associations, institutions or occupational groups comprising one representative from each of the unions,
    • Associations, institutions or occupational groups as specified in FWSC Regulation. 
  4. The parties to negotiation within the Joint Committee shall negotiate in good faith with a view to reaching agreement.
  5. For the purposes of sub-regulation (2), each party to the negotiation shall make available to the other party formation relevant to the subject matter of the negotiation.
  6. For the purposes of the negotiation information disclosed by a party shall be treated as confidential by the party receiving the information and shall not be disclosed to a third party without the prior written consent of the party providing the information.
  7. The parties to the negotiation shall not make false or fraudulent misrepresentations as regards matters relevant to the negotiation.
  8. The Joint Committee shall have its own rules to govern its procedures and shall also have the authority to appoint its own sub-committees.
  9. Each party represented on the Joint Committee may give notice to the other party requiring that other party to enter into negotiation on any matters which may properly be dealt with by the Joint Committee.
  10. An agreement concluded between the parties shall be in writing an signed by a duly authorised representative of each party on the Joint Committee and two copies of the agreement shall be deposited with the Ministry of Employment and Social Welfare and the National Labour Commission.
  11. Decisions shall be by consensus and have effect from the date the parties determine.

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 :