The Safety and Security Sectoral Bargaining Council (SSSBC) was established in terms of Resolution 12/98 of the PSCBC. The SSSBC is a result of the amalgamation of the National Negotiating Forum (NNF) and the Department of Safety and Security Departmental Bargaining Council.


The state as employer and its employees employed in the South African Police Service in terms of:

  • The South African Police Service Act
  • The Public Service Act

Powers and Functions

  • Negotiate collective agreements on matters of mutual interest
  • Implement, monitor and enforce its collective agreements
  • Implement and monitor those collective agreements that have been concluded in the PSCBC
  • Resolve disputes between the employer and:
    • trade unions admitted to Council; and
    • its employees;
  • Administer funds that are to be used for resolving disputes, collective bargaining and general administration of the Council
  • Raise, borrow, lend and invest funds
  • Develop policy proposals that may affect the sector
  • Establish and promote training and education schemes
  • Exercise any other powers and functions that are deemed to be necessary to achieve the objectives of the Council.


To strive towards the continual maintenance and promotion of labour peace in the sector by implementing the ideals of the Constitution and Labour Relations Act.


To provide accessible, expeditious and credible dispute prevention and resolution services, as well as to achieve and maintain excellence in all services provided by the Council.

Department of Labour Registration Number


Admission Threshold

Thirty Thousand (30 000)

Parties to Council

South African Police Services (SAPS)
South African Police Union (SAPU)
Police & Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU)

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