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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

8. Leave

8.4 Compassionate/Paternity Leave



(1) Compassionate/paternity leave amounting to three days per year shall be granted to an employee as follows:
(a) In the event of the death of a close relative. In this regard, "close relative" shall mean spouse, child of an employee, and mother and father of an employee or his spouse;
(b) male employees, regardless of marital status, shall be entitled to a maximum of three days' unpaid paternity leave per annum. The employer shall be entitled to require proof of paternity: Provided that no employee shall be entitled to more than three days' compassionate and/or paternity leave per annum.


(2) Payment for such leave shall not be made by the employer, but from the Supplementary Benefits Fund.