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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

18. Work on Sundays


(1) An employer must pay a forestry worker who works on a Sunday in accordance with the following table:


Time worked on a Sunday


One hour or less

Double the wage for one hour

More than one hour but not more than two hours

Double the ordinary wage for time worked

More than two hours but not more than five hours

The ordinary daily wage

More than five hours

The greater of double the wage payable in respect of time worked (excluding overtime) or double the ordinary daily wage.


(2) Any time worked on a Sunday by a forestry worker is not taken into account in calculating a forestry worker’s ordinary hours of work in terms of clause 12, but is taken into account in calculating the overtime worked by the forestry worker in terms of clause 14.


(3) If a shift worked by a forestry worker falls on a Sunday and another day, the whole shift is deemed to have been worked on the Sunday, unless the greater portion of the shift was worked on the other day, in which case the whole shift is deemed to have been worked on the other day.