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

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Building Industry Bargaining Council (Cape of Good Hope)

Re-enactment and Amendment of Main Collective Agreement

9. Remuneration

 

 

(1) Wage and Benefit Parity between the areas within the scope of this agreement: The areas within the scope of the agreement shall be on par with the wages and benefits of Area A as at:

 

Area B :

1 November 2015

Area C:

1 November 2018

Area D:

1 November 2019

 

(2)        Basic Wages:

(a) The basic wages in the Industry shall be as follows:

 

For the period 1 November 2013 to 31 October 2014

Category of employee

Minimum Wage Per Hour

Minimum Wage Per Hour

Minimum Wage Per Hour

Minimum Wage Per Hour

Area 'A'

Area 'B'

Area 'C'

Area 'D'

R

R

R

R

(i)

Labourer L1

16.36

15.53

14.25

13.30

(ii)

Labourer L2

19.40

18.41

16.89

15.77

(iii)

General Worker

25.32

24.02

22.04

18.45

(iv)

Learner T4, manufacturing worker, waterproofing worker and scaffolder

27.76

26.77

24.86

23.50

(v)

Learner T3 and clerical worker, joinery assembler

30.62

30.02

28.16

26.88

(vi)

Learner T2, machine operator, glazier, assistant floor layer, carpet fitter and block layer

41.74

40.06

37.20

35.10

(vii)

Drivers/Plant operators of motor vehicles that require a code C1 licence including crane drivers

34.85

288.36

per day

260.65

per day

239.44

per day

(viii)

Drivers/Plant operators of all other vehicles that require a code A, A1 or B licence

26.23

217.11

per day

194.48

per day

178.01

per day

(ix)

Artisan (including a roofer, carpet layer, floor layer, ceiling and/or partition erector, leading hand and junior foreman)

55.91

53.64

49.65

46.79

(x)

Security Guard

235.12

per day

215.21

per day

192.63

per day

175.91

per day

 

 

For the period 1 November 2014 to 31 October 2015

Category of employee

Minimum Wage Per Hour

Minimum Wage Per Hour

Minimum Wage Per Hour

Minimum Wage Per Hour

Area 'A'

Area 'B'

Area 'C'

Area 'D'

R

R

R

R

(i)

Labourer L1

17.63

17.27

16.16

15.35

(ii)

Labourer L2

20.90

20.47

19.15

18.19

(iii)

General Worker

27.22

26.64

24.90

21.89

(iv)

Learner T4, manufacturing worker, waterproofing worker and scaffolder

29.84

29.43

27.86

26.73

(v)

Learner T3 and clerical worker, joinery assembler

32.92

32.71

31.32

30.28

(vi)

Learner T2, machine operator, glazier, assistant floor layer, carpet fitter and block layer

44.87

44.15

41.75

39.99

(vii)

Drivers/Plant operators of motor vehicles that require a code C1 licence including crane drivers

37.46

 

325.39

per day

298.57

per day

280.20

per day

(viii)

Drivers/Plant operators of all other vehicles that require a code A, A1 or B licence

28.20

 

244.99

per day

223.37

per day

209.06

per day

(ix)

Artisan (including a roofer, carpet layer, floor layer, ceiling and/or partition erector, leading hand and junior foreman)

60.10

59.12

55.77

53.37

(x)

Security Guard

252.75

per day

243.46

per day

221.62

per day

207.07

per day

 

 

For the period 1 November 2015 to 31 October 2016

Category of employee

Minimum Wage Per Hour

Minimum Wage Per Hour

Minimum Wage Per Hour

Minimum Wage Per Hour

Area 'A'

Area 'B'

Area 'C'

Area 'D'

R

R

R

R

(i)

Labourer L1

19.00

19.00

18.07

17.40

(ii)

Labourer L2

22.52

22.52

21.41

20.61

(iii)

General Worker

29.26

29.26

27.76

25.33

(iv)

Learner T4, manufacturing worker, waterproofing worker and scaffolder

32.08

32.08

30.86

29.95

(v)

Learner T3 and clerical worker, joinery assembler

35.39

35.39

34.48

33.68

(vi)

Learner T2, machine operator, glazier, assistant floor layer, carpet fitter and block layer

48.24

48.24

46.30

44.88

(vii)

Drivers/Plant operators of motor vehicles that require a code C1 licence including crane drivers

40.27

 

40.27

per day

336.49

per day

320.96

per day

(viii)

Drivers/Plant operators of all other vehicles that require a code A, A1 or B licence

30.32

 

30.32

 

252.26

per day

240.11

per day

(ix)

Artisan (including a roofer, carpet layer, floor layer, ceiling and/or partition erector, leading hand and junior foreman)

64.61

64.61

61.89

59.95

(x)

Security Guard

271.71

per day

271.71

per day

250.61

per day

238.23

per day

 

(b) Nothing in this clause shall prevent an employer from paying more than the prescribed basic wage: Provided that no party to this Agreement, nor any employee shall be entitled to embark upon industrial action to compel an employer to pay more than the basic wage prescribed in this Agreement.

 

(3) Overtime: An employee shall be entitled to payment in respect of overtime worked in accordance with clause 8 (4)(a)as follows: Provided that in areas B, 81, C and D the first hour of overtime worked Mondays to Thursdays shall be at the basic rate:

 

 

Days worked

Multiple of basic wage

(i)

Mondays to Saturdays, inclusive

1½

(ii)

Sundays

2

 

(4) Public Holiday:
(a) An employee who is not required to work on a public holiday, which would normally be a working day, shall receive his normal daily basic wage in respect of that public holiday.
(b) An employee who is required to work on a public holiday, which would normally be a working day shall, in addition to wages paid in terms of paragraph (a), be paid at a rate equal to his ordinary basic wage in respect of all hours worked on that day.
(c) An employee who is required to work on a public holiday which falls on a Saturday or Sunday shall be remunerated in accordance with normal overtime rates, and shall not be entitled to any additional payment on such a public holiday.

 

(5) Shift work: An employee who works any shift other than the shift during the ordinary hours of work shift shall receive the basic wage payable under sub clause (1), plus 15%: Provided that the provisions of this sub clause shall not apply to security guards.

 

(4)A. Notwithstanding anything contained in subclasses (1) to (4) above, if a security guard's shift work includes work on a Sunday or public holiday, payment in respect of such Sunday or public holiday work shall be at the ordinary basic rate, unless it constitutes overtime in accordance with clause 8(4)(a) above in which case payment shall be at a rate of one and one third of the ordinary basic rate.

 

(6) Dangerous work: In addition to the wages prescribed in sub clause (1), an employer shall pay his employee 10% of such wage in respect of each hour or part of an hour during which such employee is engaged in performing dangerous work. For the purpose of this sub clause, "dangerous work" means any work classified as dangerous in any statute, provincial ordinance, municipal by-law or regulation relating to the Building Industry.

 

(7) Allowances:
(a) The basic wage payable in terms of sub clause (1) shall be deemed to include allowances for inclement weather, walking time and transport costs.
(b) An employee who is required to work away from his ordinary place of residence shall be paid a living-away allowance of a minimum of R120, 00 per day which amount shall be increased annually by the same percentage as the total average increase in basic wages for all categories or the employee shall be provided with suitable accommodation by the employer in respect of each night he is required to spend away from his ordinary place of residence.
(c) Notwithstanding the provisions of sub clause (6)(a) employers shall not be compelled either to provide transport for employees or to pay any additional transport allowance: Provided that if an individual employer deems It necessary for operational or logistical reasons such employer may negotiate with employees on a specific site regarding transport arrangements or additional transport allowances where no public transport exists on such employees shall be entitled to trade union representation.