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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 C : Woven, Crochet & Knitted Narrow Fabric Subsector

B : Remuneration

4. Clause 4: Minimum Wages

 

 

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

 

4.1) As per clause 4.1 of Part 1 of this Agreement.

 

4.2) Every employer must pay each employee a wage increase and a minimum wage that is not less than that detailed in clause 4.2.1 and 4.2.2 below:

 

4.2.1) Each employer must pay employees an hourly increase for each grade, as follows:

 

Woven And Crochet:

 

Grade

Increase

A1

R1.05 per hour

A2 0-3 months

R1.05 per hour

4-6 months

R1.05 per hour

Qualified

R1.05 per hour

A3

R1.05 per hour

B1 0-6 months

R1.05 per hour

7-12 months

R1.05 per hour

Qualified

R1.05 per hour

B2 0-6 months

R1.05 per hour

7-12 months

R1.05 per hour

Qualified

R1.05 per hour

B3 0-6 months

R1.05 per hour

7-12 months

R1.05 per hour

Qualified

R1.05 per hour

B4

R1.05 per hour

 

 

Clothing Accessories:

 

Grade

Increase

A1

R1.05 per hour

A2

R1.05 per hour

A3

R1.05 per hour

B1

R1.05 per hour

B2

R1.05 per hour

B3

R1.05 per hour

B4

R1.05 per hour

B5

R1.05 per hour

 

Braiding:

 

Grade

Increase

A1

R1.05 per hour

A2

R1.05 per hour

A3

R1.05 per hour

B2

R1.05 per hour

B5

R1.05 per hour

 

4.2.2) The minimum hourly wage rate shall be as follows:

 

Woven And Crochet:

 

Grade

Hourly Rate of Pay

A1

R18,99

A2 0-3 months

R19.09

4-6 months

R19.17

Qualified

R19.29

A3

R19.56

B1 0-6 months

R19.77

7-12 months

R19.92

Qualified

R20.16

B2 0-6 months

R19.96

7-12 months

R20.19

Qualified

R20.35

B3 0-6 months

R20.92

7-12 months

R21.18

Qualified

R21.42

B4

R22.71

 

Clothing Accessories:

 

Grade

Hourly Rate of Pay

A1

R17.18

A2

R17.48

A3

R17,72

B1

R18.22

B2

R18.39

B3

R19.34

B4

R20.56

B5

R21.98

 

Braiding:

 

Grade

Hourly Rate of Pay

A1

R11.30

A2

R11.42

A3

R11.92

B2

R12.44

B5

R13.22

 

4.3) Clause 4.3 of Part 1 of this Agreement is not applicable in this subsector.

 

4.4) New employees' entry level wage:

 

New employees, subject to the conditions set out below, will be remunerated in accordance with the following table:

 

Year 1 of employment

25 % below the hourly gazetted rate

Year 2 of employment

15 % below the hourly gazetted rate

Year 3 of employment

8% below the hourly gazetted rate

Year 4 of employment

Normal hourly gazetted rate

 

This provision will not affect experienced employees. In terms hereof "experienced" will mean someone who has had experience in the Industry in the position being applied for and appointed to and this experience shall be offset against the phasing in period as set out above. The employee must have been employed in the Industry in the five years immediately preceding the date of engagement.

 

However, where the employee has more than five (5) years experience in that position, irrespective of how long he/she has been out of the Industry, he/she shall re-enter at 8 % below the gazetted hourly rate for a maximum of one year, whereafter the normal gazetted rates will apply.