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


National Bargaining Council for the Clothing Manufacturing Industry

Main Collective Agreement

Part A : Provisions for the Eastern Cape Region

13. General Employer Obligations

13.2 Tools



(1) Every employer may supply scissors to his employees at the price paid therefore by him.


(2) Where the cost of scissors supplied to an employee does not exceed R1, the employer may deduct the cost thereof from the wages of the employee in instalments of not more than 10c per week. Where the cost of scissors exceeds R1, the deductions shall be at a rate mutually agreed upon between the employer and his employee. The scissors shall be kept sharpened and otherwise in good order by the employer without cost to the employee.