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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

6. Wages

6.8 Deductions

 

 

(1) No deductions of any description shall be made from the amount due to an employee: Provided that—
(a) except where otherwise provided in this part of the Agreement whenever an employee is absent from work otherwise than on the instructions or at the request of his employer, a deduction proportionate to the period of his absence and calculated on the basis of the wage which such employee was receiving in respect of his ordinary hours of work at the time thereof;
(b) where the employer supplies the employees with tea, he may deduct from the wages of his employees the cost of such tea;
(c) with the written consent of an employee, deductions may be made by an employer for contributions to a pension or sick fund or medical scheme;
(d) contributions to Council funds shall be deducted in terms of subclause 14.1 of this part of the Agreement;
(e) contributions to the Council's Supplementary Benefits Fund and Provident Fund may be deducted;
(f) with the written consent of the employee, deductions may be made by an employer for contributions to the funds of the trade union;
(g) the cost of scissors supplied to employees may be deducted in terms of subclause 13.2 (2) of this part of the Agreement;
(h) if owing to the stoppage of machinery, no work is available for an employee, a pro rata deduction may be made by the employer from the wages of such employee, only for the time lost which is in excess of two hours;
(i) any amount paid by an employer, compelled by a statutory law, ordinance or legal process to make payment on behalf of an employee, may be deducted;
(j) subject to the provisions of subclause 7.4 (3), a deduction proportionate to the amount of short time worked may be made;
(k) deductions in terms of subclause 8.2 (4) (b) may be made;
(l) with the written consent of the employee, deductions may be made by the employer, up to a maximum of one-sixth of the employee's wage for that week for purchases made from the employer and loans advanced by the employer; Provided that the employee shall not be indebted to the employer for an amount exceeding seven working days' wages at any one time.

 

(2) In any establishment where work is performed by employees organised in sets or teams, each employee shall be paid his earnings by the employer in whose establishment the work is performed or by his representative.