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


Bargaining Council for the Metal and Engineering Industries

Main Collective Agreement

Part 1 : Conditions of Employment

39. Standby and Call-Out Arrangements



(1) Where an employer requires an employee to be on standby the employee shall be paid an amount of not less than two hours’ pay for each period of twenty-four hours or less on standby: Provided that this allowance shall be forfeited if the employee fails to respond to a call-out.


(2) Where an employee is called out whilst on standby he shall be paid at the appropriate overtime rates for the time worked with a minimum payment of not less than two hours’ overtime.


(3)   The above provisions will not affect existing arrangements at establishments.