At the end of last year, the Public Service Co-ordinating Bargaining Council (PSCBC) passed a resolution allowing for the closing out of the process, which was initiated in 2002.
The process was to compensate, among others, female teachers and other female employees in the public service who had to resign to give birth and on return were admitted to the Temporary Employees Pension Fund, South African citizens employed in the former Transkei, Bophuthatswana, Venda, and Ciskei, and employees admitted to temporary pension funds due to their medical or physical status.
In a release this week, Frikkie de Bruin, general secretary of the PSCBC, said the following should be noted:
1. The service period of members who are currently in service and qualified for the redress process has been increased.