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

Sectoral Determinations

Sectoral Determination 12 : Forestry Sector, South Africa

Part D : Hours of Work

15. Overtime


(1) An employer may not require or permit a forestry worker—
(a) to work overtime except in accordance with an agreement concluded by the employer and the forestry worker;
(b) to work more than 15 hours’ overtime a week; or
(c) to work more than 12 hours, including overtime, on any day.


(2) An agreement concluded in terms of sub-clause (1)(a) with a forestry worker when the forestry worker commences employment, or during the fist three months of employment, is only valid for one year.