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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

6. Wages

6.11 Annual Bonus



Each employee shall be paid an annual bonus on the day of his employer's annual closure in December of each year, equivalent to 2% of an employee's annual basic prescribed wage (excluding overtime earnings and production bonuses) calculated from 1 January to 31 December and earned with the employer by whom he is employed.


A pro rata share thereof shall be paid to an employee who leaves employment before the 31st of December.


The bonus is inclusive of and not additional to any annual bonus paid by an employer. A shop steward may not be prejudiced in respect of annual bonus earnings for time off authorised by his employer, in attending to union business.