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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

4. Technical Schedules

Schedule D

Division D/26

Elevator and/or Escalator Manufacturing Division

Wage Rates Applicable to Operations Scheduled in Division D/26 are Prescribed in Clause 3(a) of Part II of this agreement




1. Assembly requiring fitting adjustments.
2. Electrical fitting (n.e.s.).



1. All wiring operations involving reference to wiring diagrams.
2. Electrical functional testing, including earth potential testing and/or fault localising to schematic drawings and/or specifications.



1. Visual checking of signal fixture equipment to drawings and/or specifications (excluding electrical functional testing).



1. Assembling of cabs from preformed sheet-metal components (non-electrical) where no fitting is required but repetitive adjustment is necessary, and a rule, scriber and square are used for aligning purposes only, including tack and/or spot welding (n.e.s.).
2. Straightening or flattening (n.e.s.).



1. Drilling and/or countersinking and/or reaming and/or spot facing (n.e.s.), including the use of adjustable reamers, provided they are pre-set by a Rate A or Rate AA employee (including sharpening drills).
2. Operating semi-automatic argon arc welding machine.
3. Press operating (n.e.s.), including the affixing and/or removal of dies where there is positive location.
4. Repetitive electrical assembly work on cabs (n.e.s.), where no fitting is required, including connecting up and/or pulling through of cables and/or wires.
5. Wood machining for platforms and/or shaft templets under supervision of a Rate A employee.



1. Final assembly of capacitor and/or resistor and/or relay units, including the wiring and soldering to connections.
2. Operating mechanical bevelling machine, excluding setting of cutters.



1. Functional testing of relays and/or switches.
2. Repetition  electrical checking and/or adjusting of sub-units and/or components by comparison with fixed standards with predetermined limits by means of special-purpose test gear and/or fixed gauges and/or samples and/or checking of fixtures.
3. Operating engraving machine, including the changing of type, but excluding tool setting.
4. Forming of wiring-harness for hoistways, including fitting of plugs to wire ends, using schedule for determining of wire lengths.



1. Assembly of components and/or piece parts into unit boxes to samples and/or specimens prepared by a Rate A employee.
2. Mechanical connections in units of preformed and/or prepared wires to predetermined points and running out lists (n.e.s.).
3. Repetition wiring of control panels where the terminal connections are numbered and the sequence of wiring operations is performed to a schedule.
4. Repetition wiring to specimens, prepared by a Rate A employee.
5. Assembling of electrical components to mountings.
6. Strapping of components to printed circuit boards, using samples and/or pre-marked boards including soldering.



1. Repetition production machining of bar and/or tube on capstan lathes to stops, where the work piece is held by devices not necessitating any centralising or trueing, excluding setting up. (This operation is limited to machines not exceeding a 52 mm nominal bore diameter.)



1. Application of sealing compounds and/or adhesives.
2. Application of sound-deadening materials and/or insulating medium under supervision of a Rate A to D employee.
3. Assembling of self-locating parts pre-manufactured and taken from stock, where no fitting or adjustment is required or reference to sketches and/or drawings, but including deburring.
4. Assembling sub-panel components into controller panels to sketches under supervision.
5. Repetition crimping of terminals and/or stripping of wires (including eyeletting).
6. Repetition cutting and/or preforming sets of wires to jigs and/or fixtures and/or templets and/or length gauges.
7. Repetition hot and/or cold blanking and/or piercing on presses, using guides and/or jigs and/or stops and/or dies.
8. Repetition operating pressbrake and/or folding machine to stops and/or jigs and/or length gauges, where the stroke is not controlled and material does not exceed 4 mm in thickness (excluding setting up).
9. Repetition soft soldering on indicator panel lights.
10. Reshaping and/or straightening of components damaged or distorted in production, excluding panel work.
11. Rough straightening of guiderails and/or bars by hand and/or machine, excluding the use of rule and/or straight edge.
12. Operating fully automatic NC punching machine, excluding setting of stops.
13. Silk screening to samples and/or pictorial sketches and/or photographs.
14. Repetition drilling to pre-marked pops and/or dimples and/or jigs and/or fixtures and/or stops, including counter-sinking and/or reaming by nonadjustable reamers, but excluding radial drilling machine.
15. Repetition machine punching to jigs and/or stops and/or gauges and/or marks, including changing of blanking tool.
16. Sand and/or shot and/or hydro and/or grit blasting.



1. Metal buffing and/or polishing.
2. Applying transfers.
3. Bonderising and/or preparing for painting and/or soldering and/or brazing.
4. Packing of manufactured articles for despatch or sale.
5. Pouring of liquid plastic into moulds and pre-engraved plates.
6. Stencilling and/or marking and/or colour marking and/or labelling.
7. Wet rubbing.
8. General labouring.