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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 2

Schedule M



Wage Schedule applicable to manufacturing where the employer has applied for and been granted a Certificate of Registration for his establishment or part thereof as a manufacturing engineering establishment as specified in clause 25 of Part 1 of the Agreement. For the purposes of this Schedule—

‘manufacturing’ means the production of articles or parts or components thereof by means of tools and/or equipment and/or methods specifically adapted and/or designed for production by repetitive processes (including the rectification of faults in the course of such processes) in separate manufacturing establishments or departments or annexes separated from general engineering activities by effective enclosures.


This Schedule comprises operations in general manufacturing activities not elsewhere specified in the D Divisions and grouped under the following headings:

I        Machining operations.

II        Forming and/or bending and/or pressbrake operations.

III        Cutting and punching operations.

IV        Drilling operations.

V        Welding and soldering operations.

VI        Miscellaneous operations.

VII        Inspecting and/or checking operations.


Wage Rates Applicable to Operations Schedules in Schedule M are Prescribed in Clause 3(a) of Part II of this agreement