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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 10 : Provisions applicable to particular categories of employees

64. Short-time in the Furniture Removal Sector

 

 

1) This clause applies to employees in the Furniture Removal Sector but does not apply to relief employees or temporary employees of a temporary employment service.

 

2) For the purposes of this clause, short-time means a temporary reduction in the number of ordinary hours of work owing to vagaries of the weather, a slackness of trade, a shortage of goods to be transported, a breakdown of vehicles, plant or machinery or a breakdown or threatened breakdown of buildings.

 

3) If the ordinary hours of work of an employee are reduced because of short time, an employer may make a deduction not exceeding an amount equal to the lesser of-
a) employee's hourly wage in respect of each hour of short time; or
b) one-third of the employee's weekly wage, irrespective of the number of hours of short-time.

 

4) Unless the employer gives employees notice on the previous working day that short time will be implemented, no deduction may be made for-
a) short time arising from slackness of trade or shortage of goods; or
b) for the first hour of short time due to the vagaries of the weather or a breakdown of vehicles, plant or machinery, or a breakdown or threatened breakdown of buildings.