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


Motor Industry Bargaining Council  (MIBCO)

Main Collective Agreement

Division A : Provisions Applicable to all Establishments in the Industry

Clause 5 : Leave

5.4 Family Responsibility Leave



(1) An employer shall, upon request, grant an employee, who has been in his employment for at least 4 months, during each annual leave cycle, a maximum of 3 days’ paid family responsibility leave per annum in the aggregate in the following circumstances:
(a) When the employee’s child is born;
(b) When the employee’s child is sick; or
(c) In the event of the death of—
(i) the employee’s spouse or life partner; or
(ii) the employee’s parent, adoptive parent, grandparent, child, adopted child, grandchild or sibling.


(2) Subject to subclause (4), an employer shall pay an employee for a day’s family responsibility leave—
(a) the wage the employee would ordinarily have received for work on that day; and
(b) on the employee’s usual pay day.


(3) An employee may take family responsibility leave in respect of the whole or part of a day.


(4) Before paying an employee for leave in terms of this section, an employer may require reasonable proof of an event contemplated in subclause (1) for which the leave was required.