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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

4. Working Days



1) Regular daily working day times will be set and regulated by individual employers.


2) An employer may only change the commencement time of a regular working day-
a) involving non-vehicle crew employees who have been in the employ of the employer on the same working day configuration for 26 weeks or longer, if the employer has notified and consulted the employees, or their union representative, on the change at least seven days in advance; and
b) for all other employees, if the employer has given the affected employees prior verbal notice of the change of at least 12 hours.


3) An employer may change the working week commencement day and time of an employee by giving that employee at least 72 hours written notice of the change.


4) Subject to the meal intervals prescribed in clause 5, all hours worked by employees, other than temporary employees of a temporary employment service, on any day must be consecutive and must be regarded as one (1) completed working day.