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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 3 : Leave

21. Study leave


1) An employer must grant employees, other than relief employees and temporary employees of a temporary employment service, paid study leave of not less than two working days per course up to a maximum of four subjects per year. The granting of study leave is subject to the following conditions -
a) the course must be approved by the employer;
b) the course must be accredited by the Transport Education and Training Authority or any other SETA;
c) the study leave granted must include the day on which the examination is written; and
d) the employee must pass the examination.


2) If the conditions set out in paragraphs (a) and (b) of sub-clause (1) have been met, the employer must provisionally -
a) grant the study leave;
b) credit the employee with one working day for each day of study leave; and
c) pay the employee his or her or his normal wage for the two days on the first pay day following the examination.


3) On receipt of the examination results the employee must immediately furnish the employer with a copy thereof.


4) If an employee fails the examination, the employer may-
a) recover the provisional payment made in terms of sub-clause (2) from the employee's wage; and
b) deduct working days credited in terms of sub-clause (2).