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


Building Industry Bargaining Council (Cape of Good Hope)

Re-enactment and Amendment of Main Collective Agreement

24. Medical Aid Fund



(1) The Building Industry Medical Aid Fund ("the Fund") is hereby continued and shall continue to be administered by the Council in terms of the Act for the purposes of—
(a) assisting members in regard to the cost of medical services incurred by them or their dependants, as may be provided in the rules of the Fund;
(b) taking such measures as the Council deems necessary for the prevention of sickness and for the improvement and promotion of health amongst members and their dependants;
(c) contracting with any medical practitioner, hospital, nursing home, convalescent home or other similar institution, person or authority in respect of medical services; and
(d) meeting the cost of such arrangements and the medical expenses of members or their dependants as provided in the rules of the Fund.



(2) The Fund shall be managed by the Council in accordance with the Rules which it may make from time to time for this purpose (''the Rules"), and all moneys of the Fund shall be administered, invested and paid out in accordance with the Rules, copies of which shall be available for inspection at the offices of the Council. The Council shall appoint auditors to audit the books of account of the Fund annually.


(3) An employee who is eligible in terms of the Rules to become a member of the Fund shall contribute half of the total contribution and his employer shall contribute the remaining half of the contribution for each normal working day that the employee remains in his employ, which contribution shall be as follows:


Category of Employee

Amount per day

1 November 2013 -

31 October 2014

1 November 2014 -

31 October 2015

1 November 2015 -

31 October 2016

Artisan Member Employees




Employers Portion Per Artisan





(4) Every employer shall deduct a contribution from the remuneration of each eligible employee in respect of each contribution day and the employer shall add to it an equal amount.


(5) Every employer shall pay the above contributions to the Council within the period determined by the Council for such purpose.


(6) In the event of the expiration of this Agreement, the dissolution or winding up of the Council or a cessation of its operations, the provisions of clause 13(7), (8) and (9) relating to the Holiday Fund shall apply equally to this Fund.