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Labour Relations Act, 1995 (Act No. 66 of 1995)

Chapter IX : General Provisions

199. Contracts of employment may not disregard or waive collective agreements or arbitration awards

 

 

(1) A contract of employment, whether concluded before or after the coming into operation of any applicable collective agreement or arbitration award, may not—
(a) permit an employee to be paid remuneration that is less than that prescribed by that collective agreement or arbitration award;
(b) permit an employee to be treated in a manner, or to be granted any benefit, that is less favourable than that prescribed by that collective agreement or arbitration award; or
(c) waive the application of any provision of that collective agreement or arbitration award.

 

(2) A provision in any contract that purports to permit or grant any payment, treatment, benefit, waiver or exclusion prohibited by subsection (1) is invalid.