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Labour Relations Act, 1995 (Act No. 66 of 1995)

National Textile Bargaining Council: Extension to Nonparties of the Main Collective Amending Agreement

Part 2

Annexure I : Home Textiles Section

B. Remuneration

23. Clause 4: Minimum Wages

 

 

Substitute the following for the existing clause 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.6, 4.7 and 4.8:

 

4.1) The minimum wages for the Home Textiles Section, which an employer shall pay to employees, employed prior to 01 July 2011, shall be as specified in table 4.2 below.

 

4.2) Every employer must pay each employee a wage that is not less than the minimum wage rate prescribed in the table below:

 

Grade

Hourly Rate of Pay

1

R11.72

2

R12.47

3

R13.25

4

R14.07

5

R15.39

 

4.3) As per the provisions of clause 4.3 of Part 1 of this Agreement.

 

4.4) If an employer is already paying wage rates equal to or more than the wage rates set out in clause 4.2 of this Annexure at the date this agreement comes into effect, the following minimum hourly increases per grade shall be paid to employees:

 

Grade

Increase

1

72 cents per hour

2

76 cents per hour

3

81 cents per hour

4

86 cents per hour

5

94 cents per hour

 

4.6) With effect from the date of coming into operation of this Agreement, the minimum wages for the Home Textiles Section, which an employer shall pay to employees, employed on or after 01 July 2011, shall be as specified in table 4.7 below:

 

4.7) Every employer must pay each employee a wage that is not less than the minimum wage rate prescribed in the table below:

 

Grade

Hourly Rate of Pay

1

R8.80

2

R9.37

3

R9.95

4

R10.57

5

R11.56

 

4.8) The provisions of clause 4.6 and 4.7 above will not be applicable to retrenched employees who are re-employed, within a period of 12 months from 01 July 2011, at the plant where they were retrenched. Such retrenched employees must be paid at the applicable rates of pay as detailed in clause 4.2 above.