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Basic Conditions of Employment Act, 1997 (Act No. 75 of 1997)

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11. Attendance



11.1) A 'no work-no pay' rule must apply except in the following circumstances:
A worker is absent due to illness or injury and proof of illness/injury as required by section 23 of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act is provided. A maximum of 1 day sick leave for every full month worked is payable for workers who work four or more days per week.
Workers who report for work and are unable to work due to the sole fault of the employer, shall be entitled to be paid—
a) in the case of task-rated workers, the daily task rate;
b) in the case of time-rated workers, the daily rate.

This shall not apply where the reason that workers are unable to work is that tasks have not been set.