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

Sectoral Determinations

Sectoral Determination 1 : Contract Cleaning Sector, South Africa

12. Averaging of Hours of Work


(1) Despite clause 8(1) and 9(1)(b), the ordinary hours of work and overtime of an employee may be averaged over a period of up to four months in terms of a written agreement.


(2) An employer may not require or permit an employee who is bound by a agreement in terms of subclause (1) to work more than—
(a) an average of 45 ordinary hours of work in a week over the agreed period;
(b) an average of five hours’ overtime in a week over the agreed period.


(3) An agreement in terms of subclause (1) lapses after 12 months.


(4) Subclause (3) only applies to the first two agreements concluded in terms of subclause (1).