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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 8 : Collective Bargaining

56. Bargaining unit



1) The bargaining unit means all employees employed in operations, warehousing, fleet maintenance and administration, but excluding management that may take decisions to recruit or discipline employees, however including supervisors and controllers regardless of whether or not they may make decisions to recruit or discipline.


2) In order to confirm current specified job categories and identify other job categories within the defined bargaining unit, a Council task team will be appointed to-
a) ensure that short descriptions of each category exists; and
b) ensure that job grading and classification of identified jobs in terms of the Patterson grading is done; and
c) determine the existing minimum wage ranges of the identified jobs in the Industry in terms of current wages / salaries; and
d) ensure that a service provider is appointed to perform the services envisaged in sub-clause (a) to (c) above.
e) oversee, in co-operation with the Council, the collection of information required to verify representativeness of parties to the Council in the defined bargaining unit by the Department of Labour in terms of Section 49 of the Act.
f) Employers in the Industry are obliged to submit information in respect of (e) above, on a monthly basis in respect of all employees who falls within the definition of the Bargaining Unit in terms of this clause. The information is to be submitted on the prescribed monthly return, published by Council from time to time.