The Essential Services Committee has declared 18 services to be essential. They are- - Air traffic control - Blood transfusion services - the blood transfusion services provided by the South African Blood Transfusion Services - Courts services - Department of Correctional Services - Department of Defence civilian services - Fire fighting - Key-point computer services - Local Authority Services - municipal traffic services and policing; - municipal health; and - municipal security. - Power - Private Health Services funded by the public - emergency health services and the provision of emergency health facilities to the community; - nursing; and - medical and paramedical services. - Private Health Support Services funded by the public - boiler; and - water purification - Public Health Services - emergency health services and the provision of emergency health facilities to the community; - nursing; and - medical and paramedical services. - Public Health Support Services - catering; - medical records; - security; - porter and reception; - pharmaceutical and dispensary; - medicine quality control laboratory; - forensics; - laundry; - clinical engineering; - hospital engineering; - waste removal; - mortuary; and - pest control. - Sanitation Services - maintenance and operation of water-borne sewerage systems, including the control of the discharge of industrial effluent into the system; - maintenance and operation of sewerage - purification works; - collection of organic refuse; - collection of infectious refuse from medical and veterinary hospitals or clinics; - collection and disposal of refuse at a disposal site; and - collection of refuse left uncollected for 14 days or longer, including domestic refuse and refuse on public roads and open spaces. - Social Pensions Payments - Water - supply and distribution of water; and - security services of the Department of Water Affairs and Forestry. - Welfare Registered Nursing Homes: - emergency health services and the provision of emergency health facilities; - nursing; and - medical and paramedical services. - Welfare Registered Nursing Homes Support Services: - physiotherapy; - dispensary; - catering; - laundry; - boiler; - transport; and - security.
For more detailed information, please see the CCMA website, which includes the full text of all designations, at www.ccma.org.za/essential/about.html.
Relevant legislation: Labour Relations Act, s71
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