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Labour Relations Act, 1995 (Act No. 66 of 1995)

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Notice published by the Essential Services Committee

Notice No. 1216 of 1997

 

 

Notice No. 1216

12 September 1997

 

Under section 71(8) of the Labour Relations Act, 1995 (Act No. 66 of 1995), the essential services committee hereby gives notice that—

 

1. it has designated the following services as essential services:
(a) Municipal traffic services and policing;
(b) municipal health;
(c) municipal security;
(d) the supply and distribution of water;
(e) the security services of the Department of Water Affairs and Forestry;
(f) the generation, transmission and distribution of power;
(g) fire fighting;
(h) the payment of social pensions one month after they fall due;
(i) the services required for the functioning of courts;
(j) correctional services; and
(k) blood transfusion services provided by the South African Blood Transfusion Service.

 

2. it has designated the following parts of sanitation services as essential services:
(a) The maintenance and operation of water-borne sewerage systems, including pumping stations and the control of discharge of industrial effluent into the system;
(b) the maintenance and operation of sewage purification works;
(c) the collection of refuse of an organic nature;
(d) the collection of infectious refuse from medical and veterinary hospitals or practices;
(e) the collection and disposal of refuse at a disposal site; and
(f) the collection of refuse left uncollected for 14 (fourteen) days or longer, including domestic refuse and refuse on public roads and open spaces.

 

3. it has designated as essential services until 31 March 1998 the following services provided by the public sector:
(a) Emergency health services and the provision of emergency health facilities to the community or part thereof.
(b) nursing; and
(c) medical and paramedical services.

 

4. it has designated as essential services until 31 March 1998 the following services in support of the services referred to in paragraph 3:
(a) Catering;
(b) medical records;
(c) security;
(d) porter and reception;
(e) pharmaceutical and dispensary;
(f) medicine quality control laboratory;
(g) forensics;
(h) laundry;
(i) clinical engineering;
(j) hospital engineering;
(k) waste removal;
(I) mortuary; and
(m) pest control.

 

5. it has designated as essential services the following services provided by the private sector which are funded by the public sector:
(a) Emergency health services and the provision of emergency health facilities to the community or part thereof;
(b) nursing; and
(c) medical and paramedical services.

 

6. it has designated as essential services the following services in support of the services referred to in paragraph 5:
(a) Boiler; and
(b) water purification.

 

7. it has designated as essential services the following services provided by nursing homes which are registered as welfare organisations in terms of the National Welfare Act, 1978 (Act No.100 of 1978), to patients in need of moderate (level 2) and maximum (level 3) care:
(a) Emergency health services and the provision of emergency health facilities;
(b) nursing; and
(c) medical and paramedical services.

 

8. it has designated as essential services the following services in support of the services referred to in paragraph 7:
(a) Physiotherapy;
(b) dispensary;
(c) catering;
(d) laundry;
(e) boiler;
(f) transport; and
(g) security.

 

9. it has designated as essential services the following services provided by the following civilian personnel in the Department of Defence to support the South African National Defence Force:
(a) The Secretariat for Defence;
(b) the Intelligence Division;
(c) the Finance Division;
(d) the parachute seamstresses of the South African Army;
(e) the parachute packing operators of the South African Army;
(f) the military intelligence functionaries of the South African Army;
(g) the storemen in the South African Navy;
(h) the provisioning officers and clerks in the South African Navy;
(i) the technical personnel in the South African Navy;
(j) the tugboat personnel in the South African Navy;
(k) the surveyors in the South African Navy;
(I) the South African Medical Service;
(m) those serving in military posts in the South African National Defence Force;
(n) the cryptographers in the South African National Defence Force; and
(o) the maintenance services in the South African National Defence Force.

 

 

D. PILLAY

Chairperson