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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 9 : General

9.4 Supply of Overalls and Garments



(1)        Overalls


Every employer shall supply, free of charge, to each of his workshop employees other than chars, watchmen, general workers and drivers, three first grade overalls during each yearly cycle of employment: Provided that two overalls are supplied at the beginning of the cycle and the third overall after six months' employment.




For the purposes of this clause "yearly cycle of employment" shall mean a period of 12 months continuous employment with the same employer and shall be calculated from the date of commencement of employment with such employer.


(2)        Garments:


Every employer who requires any Division B employee to wear a uniform, overall, dustcoat or apron shall provide such garment free of charge. Employees supplied with garments in terms of this Agreement shall maintain such garments in a clean condition.


(3)        Ownership


The employer remains the owner of any item supplied to an employee by him free of charge in terms of this clause.


(4)        Keeping of a register:


Every employer who supplies garments to Division B employees and to employees in establishments registered under Chapters I and IV of Division C shall—

(a) keep available for inspection at all times a register in which shall be recorded in ink;
(i) the names of all employees concerned;
(ii) the date of issue of the garments;
(iii) the number of garments issued.
(b) The signature of the employee concerned to each record in terms of the preceding paragraph shall be evidence of the receipt by the employee of such garments.


(5) Protective clothing


Employers shall provide their employees free of charge with articles of personal protective equipment and/or clothing in accordance with any applicable prescriptions promulgated in terms of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (Act 85 of 1993).