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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 J : Blankets Section

B. Remuneration

27. Clause 4: Minimum Wages

 

 

Substitute the following for the existing clause 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4 and 4.5:

 

4.1) The minimum wage for the Blankets Section which an employer shall pay to employees shall be as specified in clause 4.2 below.

 

4.2) Every employer must pay each employee a wage that is not less than the minimum wage set out in the table below.

 

1) The minimum hourly increases per grade applicable to employees employed prior to 01 August 2011.

 

Grades

Experience

Urban Areas
Increase per hour

Isithebe Area
Rate per hour

1

-

R0.76

R0.69

2

0-3 months

Qualified

R0.82

R0.83

R0.74

R0.76

3

0-12 months

Qualified

R0.87

R0.88

R0.79

R0.80

4

0-12 months

Qualified

R0.97

R0.98

R0.89

R0.90

5

0-12 months

Qualified

R1.22

R1.23

R1.14

R1.15

 

2) New Hourly Rate applicable to employees employed prior to 01 August 2011.

 

Grades

Experience

Urban Areas
Rate per hour

Isithebe Area
Rate per hour

1

-

R11.72

R9.53

2

0-3 months

Qualified

R12.67

R12.92

R10.21

R10.42

3

0-12 months

Qualified

R13.53

R13.65

R10.93

R11.02

4

0-12 months

Qualified

R15.01

R15.15

R12.31

R12.42

5

0-12 months

Qualified

R18.88

R19.07

R15.65

R15.81

 

3) New Hourly Rate applicable to employees employed on or after 01 August 2011, excluding the lsithebe Area

 

Grades

Experience

Urban Areas Only
Rate per hour

1

-

R9.73

2

0-3 months

Qualified

R10.52

R10.72

3

0-12 months

Qualified

R11.23

R11.33

4

0-12 months

Qualified

R12.46

R12.57

5

0-12 months

Qualified

R15.67

R15.83

 

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

 

4.4) An employer who pays an employee below the wage specified in clause 4.2 shall implement the minimum wage.

 

4.5) An employer who pays an employee more than the minimum wage specified in clause 4.2 must continue to pay the higher wage.

 

4.6) The provisions of clause 4.2 (3) (New Hourly Rate applicable to employees employed on or after 01 August 2011, excluding the lsithebe Area) above shall not prejudice employees employed prior to 01 August 2011 in any manner whatsoever. No downward variation agreements or practices such as buy-out attempts and or employer decisions within the operational requirements scope of the Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995 as amended shall be permissible at any Employer establishment.

 

4.7) In addition, clause 4.2 (3) (New Hourly Rate applicable to employees employed on or after 01 August 2011, excluding the lsithebe Area) above shall not be applicable to employees in the Blanket Sub Section who have been employed within the past 12 months or have been retrenched from any company that falls under the scope of the Blanket Sub Section within the past 12 months and are re-employed during the period of this agreement.

 

4.8) Existing employees who are employed on Fixed Term contracts in terms of clause 49.3 in the amending agreement Government Gazette Number 333385 will be paid at 100% of the rate applicable to that job category.

 

4.9) Employees who are employed on Temporary Contracts in terms of Clause 10 of the Main Collective Agreement will be paid at the minimum prescribed wage rate as specified in table 4.2 (3) above.