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

National Bargaining Council for the Road Freight and Logistics Industry (NBCRFLI)

Main Collective Agreement

Part 2 : Hours of Work

11. Overtime work



1) If an employee works overtime, an employer must-
a) pay the employee not less than one and a half times the employee's hourly wage in respect of the total period of overtime worked; or
b) grant the employee time off in lieu of overtime payment.


2) If an employee is absent from work without the consent of the employer during any of the ordinary hours of work on a normal working day, the ordinary hours that the employee did not work may be deducted from the overtime hours worked in that week.


3) Sub-clause (2) does not apply to an employee who is absent from work due to circumstances beyond the employee's control. However, an employer may request an employee who is absent on account of sickness to produce a medical certificate as proof of the cause of absence.


4) An employee from whom a deduction is made in terms of sub-clause (2) may appeal, on good cause shown, to the Council which, after due consideration of all relevant facts, must either uphold or deny the appeal.