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


Bargaining Council for the Motor Ferry Industry

Main Collective Agreement

13. Family Responsibility Leave



13.1 Employees who have been employed by an employer for longer than four months and who work for at least four days a week for that employer are entitled to family responsibility leave as follows:
13.1.1 during each annual leave cycle, three days paid leave and two days unpaid leave when the employee's child is born or when the employee's child or spouse is sick; and
13.1.2 three days paid leave and two days unpaid leave in the event of the death of the employee's spouse or life partner, or the employee's parent, parent-in-law, adoptive parent, grandparent, child, adopted child, grandchild or sibling.


13.2 For a day's paid family responsibility leave, an employee will receive the wage the employee would ordinarily have received for work on that day and on the employee's usual payday. An employee may take family responsibility leave in respect of the whole or part of a day.


13.3 All new employees will submit a list of names of the agreed family members. Should this list change, employees must immediately inform their management in writing of the changes. Family Responsibility leave will not be granted for anyone except in relation to the names on this list.


13.4 Before an employee will receive any payment for family responsibility leave, the employee must provide reasonable proof of the event for which leave was required.


13.5 An employee's unused entitlement to leave in terms of this clause lapses at the end of the annual leave cycle in which it accrues.