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Notice No. R. 748 of 2011



Notice No. R. 748

23 September 2011



Metal and Engineering Industries Bargaining Council:

Extension to Non-Parties of the Main Collective Re-Enacting and Amending Agreement


I, MILDRED NELISIWE OLIPHANT, Minister of Labour, hereby in terms of section 32(2) of the Labour Relations Act, 1995, declare that the collective amending agreement which appears in the Schedule hereto, which was concluded in the Metal and Engineering Industries Bargaining Council, and is binding in terms of section 31 of the Labour Relations Act, 1995, on the parties which concluded the agreement, shall be binding on the other employers and employees in that Industry, with effect from 26 September 2011 and for the period ending 30 June 2014.



Mildred Nelisiwe Oliphant

Minister of Labour







In accordance with the provisions of the Labour Relations Act, 1995, made and entered into by and between the following registered Employer Organisations:

Association of Electrical Cable Manufacturers of South Africa

Association of Metal Service Centres of South Africa

Bright Bar Association

Cape Engineers’ and Founders’ Association

Constructional Engineering Association (South Africa)

Covered Conductor Manufacturers’ Association

Electrical Engineering and Allied Industries’ Association

Electrical Manufacturers’ Association of South Africa (EMASA)

Electronics and Telecommunications Industries’ Association

Gate and Fence Association

Hand Tool Manufacturers’ Association (HATMA)

KwaZulu-Natal Engineering Industries’ Association

Lift Engineering Association of South Africa

Light Engineering Industries’ Association of South Africa

Non-ferrous Metal Industries’ Association of South Africa

Port Elizabeth Engineers’ Association

Pressure Vessel Manufacturers’ Association of South Africa

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Manufacturers’ and Suppliers’ Association

Sheetmetal Industries’ Association of South Africa

S.A. Electro-Plating Industries’ Association

S.A. Engineers’ and Founders’ Association

S.A. Fastener Manufacturers’ Association (SAFMA)

S.A. Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Contractors’ Association (SARACCA)

S.A. Post Tensioning Association (SAPTA)

S.A. Pump Manufacturers’ Association

S.A. Reinforced Concrete Engineers’ Association (SARCEA)

S.A. Valve and Actuator Manufacturers’ Association (SAVAMA)

(hereinafter referred to as the “employers” or the “employers’ organisations”), of the one part, and the –

Chemical, Energy, Paper, Printing, Wood and Allied Workers’ Union (CEPPWAWU)

Metal and Electrical Workers Union of South Africa (MEWUSA)

Solidarity / Solidariteit

United Association of S.A. (UASA The Union)

National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA)

S.A. Equity Workers’ Association (SAEWA)

(hereinafter referred to as the “employees” or the “trade unions”), of the other part, being the parties to the Metal and Engineering Industries Bargaining Council to amend the Collective Agreement published under Government Notice R.404 of 31 March 1998, as re-enacted and amended under Government Notices Nos. R.1491 of 27 November 1998, R.941 of 6 august 1999, R.1128 of 17 November 2000, R.1051 of 26 October 2001, R.138 of 8 February 2002, R.1082 of 16 August 2002, R.570 of 2 May 2003, R.1374 of 3 October 2003, R.542 of 30 April 2004, R.1165 of 8 October 2004, R.59 of 28 January 2005, R.868 of 9 September 2005, R.819 of 11 August 2006, R.77 of 2 February 2007, R.839 of 14 September 2007, R.1041 of 3 October 2008, R.899 of 11 September 2009, R.1181 of 18 December 2009, R. 531 of 18 June 2010 and R.628 of 23 July 2010 (hereinafter referred to as the “Former Agreement”).


[Schedule of parties substituted by Government Notice R.268 dated 12 April 2013].