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Vision, Mission and Values


Our mission is to promote labour peace in the public health and social development sectors of South Africa by:

  1. Engaging in constructive collective bargaining regarding issues of mutual interests to all the parties to the Council; and
  2. Facilitating dispute prevention measures to pre-empt the occurrence of disputes within the sector and the resolution of all sector-wide labour disputes speedily and to the satisfaction of all parties involved.


Our vision is to be a world class bargaining Council.


The table below provides a full outline of the Council’s values, as an organisation and the basis for interaction between parties to the Council, the Council itself, the Secretariat and external stakeholders, as well as anyone else who comes into contact with the Council.

ValuesSupporting Statements
Cutting-EdgeThe Council will always be mindful of its responsibility to its members as its members are the strength and the cornerstone of the fulfilment of its mission. Against this background, the Council shall always endeavour to ensure that its operations and ultimately service delivery, is optimal and on the fringe of creation and innovation; ahead of the masses.
HonestyThe Council shall go to great lengths to promote truth and backing it up with actions in order to show respect for what is right. Ethical and moral integrity is esteemed by the Council as it considers honesty as one of the key components of character and one of the most admiral traits of any successful, responsible person. Any deviant and/or dishonest behaviour and conduct will result in the Council applying the full might of the law.
IntegrityAs a multilateral entity, the Council manages and navigates a myriad of relations with internal and external stakeholders and service providers. Managing these relations with integrity, mutual respect and professionalism will represent the highest priority for the Council.
EthicsThe Council, the ExCo, the Chambers, the Secretariat and those who do business in the name of the Council will uphold the highest ethical standards of conduct. The Council’s ethical conduct will be guided, first and foremost, by respect for, and adherence to South Africa’s constitution and its laws, and the constitution, rules and regulations of the Council. The Council will ensure that all in its ‘family’ is capacitated to lead an ethical existence. Consequently, unethical behaviour and conduct will not be tolerated, and will be dealt with appropriately.
FairnessFairness shall guide the Council’s every action and its behaviour as the Council interacts with the parties, the, employees who seek relief from the Council and all its stakeholders. The Council shall always dispense its services in a fair and impartial manner, without fear or favour; and shall demand to be treated in a fair and just manner by those who come into contact with it.

CHIEF (Cutting-Edge, Honesty, Integrity, Ethics and Fairness) shall be the way of life in the Council and shall inspire all of us to go the extra mile in the pursuit of our mission of promoting labour peace in our sector.

In everything that we do, we believe in giving hope and restoring dignity.