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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 5 : Remuneration

36. Subsistence and Cross Border Allowance



1) This clause does not apply to employers and employees in Sugar Cane and Forestry In-Field Operations.


2) Schedule 5 to this Agreement sets out the minimum amount payable as a subsistence allowance.


3) A subsistence allowance-
a) must be paid to employees who, in the performance of their duties, are absent from their place of residence and their employer's establishment for any period extending over the compulsory rest interval of nine consecutive hours prescribed in clause 6(1);
b) is in addition to any other remuneration due to an employee;
c) is payable within seven days of completion of the journey to which it relates;
d) is payable in advance to an employee who is required to undertake a journey involving an absence of 48 hours or more. In this event, the duration of absence must be estimated and the employee must refund to the employer any overpayment of the allowance on completion of the journey.


4) An employee who qualifies for and receives a subsistence allowance is not entitled to a night shift allowance.