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

Notices

National Bargaining Council for the Clothing Manufacturing Industry

Main Collective Agreement

Part A : Provisions for the Eastern Cape Region

1. Scope of Application of this Part of the Agreement

 

 

(1) The terms of this part of the Agreement shall be observed in the Clothing Industry—
(a) by all employers who are members of the employers' organisation and by all employees who are members of the trade union and who are engaged or employed in the said Industry;
(b) within the Magisterial Districts of—
(i) Port Elizabeth, including that portion of Hankey which, prior to the publication of Government Notice No. 1515 of 4 October 1963, fell within the Magisterial District of Port Elizabeth, including that portion which was transferred by the publication of Government Notice No. 1687 of 5 September 1975 to Uitenhage and excluding that portion of Hankey which was transferred by Government Notice No. 1974 of 26 September 1980 to Port Elizabeth; and
(ii) East London, including that portion which was transferred to Mdantsane by Government Notice No. 1481 of 27 August 1971, excluding those portions of the Ciskei that were transferred to East London by Government Notice No. 1877 of 4 September 1981 and Government Notice No. 1079 of 10 June 1988 and including that portion that was transferred to Ciskei by Government Notice No. 2354 of 5 October 1990.

 

(2) Notwithstanding the provisions of subclause (1), the terms of this part of the Agreement shall apply only in respect of employees for whom wages are specified in this part of the Agreement.

 

(3) The terms of this part of the Agreement shall not apply to a designer, foreman, factory clerk and supervisor who are remunerated monthly at a rate in excess of the weekly wage specified in this part of the Agreement for such employees, multiplied by four and a third, and whose conditions of employment include the following provisions:
(a) That his contract of service may not be terminated without a month's notice;
(b) that his monthly remuneration may not be reduced as a result of short time working, unpaid public holidays or periods of absence through illness, not exceeding 10 working days in any one year of employment and subject to the production of a medical certificate, if required by the employer.

 

(4) The terms of this part of the Agreement shall also cover all garment knitting employees and who shall receive the same package labour cost increase as agreed to for all other employees covered by the scope of the Council.

 

(5) Clauses 1 (1) (a), 2, 11.1, 14.4.B and 14.6(5) of this part of the Agreement shall not apply to employers and employees who are not members of the employer's organisation and trade union, respectively.