The strategic objectives of the Council are to:
- Promote labour peace in the public health and social development sector;
- Promote and maintain sound relationships between the employer and its employees;
- Promote negotiation and collective bargaining to conclude collective agreements on matters of mutual interest to the employer and employees and falling within the scope of the Council;
- Supervise and enforce collective agreements;
- Promote the effective and expeditious resolution of disputes in the public health and social development sector between:
- The employer and trade unions admitted to the Council;
The employer and trade unions not admitted to the Council;
- The employer and employees, where the employer has the requisite authority to resolve such disputes; and
- A party to the Council, and the Council itself or the General Secretary, in relation to specific issues in its constitution.
- Promote effective communication between the employer, its employees and the trade unions in the public health and social development sector;
- Promote effective communication and the coordination of the Council and its Chambers;
- Comply with its duties within the scope of its powers in terms of the Act and this constitution; and;
- Consider and deal with other matters that may affect the interests of parties to the Council.
The strategic goals provide the high level targets for services and the priorities for the organisation for the next five (5) years which is the period for which the current strategic plan will be implemented. In this case the strategic planning covers the period 2013/14 to 2017/18.
The constitution of the Council, Resolution 2 of 2006, as amended, prescribes the governance of the Council.