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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 C : Provisions for the KwaZulu-Natal Region

3. Definitions

C. Definitions of the occupations, capacities and duties of employees in the Garment Kitting Sector only

 

 

"boiler attendant (Knitting)"

means an employee who, under general supervision, maintains the water level and steam pressure of a boiler and who may make, maintain or draw the fire in such boiler, and who removes ashes;

 

"colouring mass-measurer"

means an employee who, under the supervision of a dyer, is responsible for the mass-measuring of dyestuffs and chemical byproducts;

 

"cutter or shaper (Knitting)"

means an employee who is engaged in cutting fronts, backs and/or sleeves of a fully-fashioned garment and/or trimmings, and marking and/or cutting attachments, points of necks and/or armholes and/or trimmings and who may use a template for this purpose;

 

"despatch clerk (Knitting)"

means an employee who is responsible for the despatch or the packing of goods for transport or delivery and who may supervise the assembling, checking, mass-measuring, packing, marking, addressing or despatching of such goods or packages;

 

"despatch packer (Knitting)"

means an employee who, under the supervision of a despatch clerk, is engaged in packing, assembling, marking, addressing and mass-measuring goods for despatch or delivery;

 

"driver of a motor vehicle (Knitting)"

means an employee who is engaged in driving a motor vehicle, and for the purposes of this definition, the expression driving a motor vehicle includes all periods of driving and any time spent by the driver on work connected with the vehicle or the load and all periods during which he is obliged to remain at his post in readiness to drive;

 

"dyer"

means an employee who is responsible for and engaged in dyeing and/or other finishing processes and who decides on the nature, mass blending and application of the dyes or other chemicals to be used;

 

"dyer's assistant"

means an employee who, under the supervision of a dyer, is responsible for the mixing of colours and/or formulae and who may attend or operate the machines used in the dyeing and finishing processes;

 

"factory clerk (Knitting)"

means an employee who is engaged in any one or more of the following duties:

(a) Checking attendance records or recording particulars of employees at work or absent from work, collating time cards and/or envelopes;

(b)        checking or recording production control; and

(c)        recording particulars of waste;

 

"floorwalker/runner"

means an employee who is engaged in carrying garments or parts of garments from one place to another within the workplace;

 

"foreperson (Knitting)"

means an employee who carries the responsibility for the correct and efficient execution of the work entrusted to his care in the workplace or a department of the workplace;

 

"general worker (Knitting)"

means an employee who is engaged in one or more of the following activities:

(a)        Carrying, moving, stacking or unpacking goods or other articles;

(b)        cleaning or washing premises;

(c)        cutting up or otherwise destroying rejected hosiery or fabrics;

(d)        gardening work;

(e)        lime-washing or colour-washing buildings, or other structures;

(f)        loading or unloading;

(g)        making or maintaining fires, or removing refuse or ashes; and

(h)        opening or closing or unpacking or strapping cartons, boxes, bags and other containers;

 

"handyman"

means an employee, other than a knitting machine operator, mechanic or mechanic's assistant, who is engaged in making minor repairs and adjustments to machinery, plant, building and other equipment;

 

"knitting machine operator"

means an employee who is engaged in changing needles, sliders and sinkers, straightening tricks, including chain and card control, and running on after press-offs, but excludes the resetting of the machine and pattern changing;

 

"linker"

means an employee who is engaged in operating a linking machine used for the purpose of toe-closing in hosiery and/or joining parts of a fully-fashioned garment and/or attaching trimmings to a fully-fashioned garment or parts of a garment;

 

"mechanic (Knitting)"

means an employee who is engaged in the operation, maintenance, rebuilding and refitting of knitting machines and other machines used in the Knitting Industry and who is also proficient in pattern designing and making;

 

"mechanic's assistant"

means an employee who, in addition to performing the duties of a knitting machine operator, is engaged in the resetting of machines, including pattern drum, pattern wheel and jacquard set-outs, and, under the supervision of a mechanic, carrying out minor repairs and generally stripping and assembling machines;

 

"mender"

means an employee who is engaged in repairing knitting faults in fabric, garments, blanks and/or hosiery; "night work" means work performed after 18:00 and before 06:00 the next day;

 

"parcel maker"

means an employee who is engaged in closing and/or sealing parcels and cartons prior to despatch and delivery;

 

"plain sewer (Knitting)"

means an employee who performs one or more of the following operations by hand:

Fastening edge-stays and odds and ends of sewing; sewing on buttons; hand knitting and/or hand crocheting; and all hand sewing not elsewhere specified;

 

"pre- or post-boarder or former"

means an employee who is engaged in placing hosiery and/or garments on forms and subsequently removing them;

 

"seamer"

means an employee who is engaged in joining seams in hosiery by means of a seaming machine;

 

"security officer"

means and employee who is in charge of staff engaged in guarding the safety of premises and/or the property of the workplace, and who may be in charge of searching staff and who carries out such security work as may be assigned to him by the management;

 

"sewing machinist (Knitting)"

means an employee who is engaged in operating a sewing machine using a needle and thread in a Garment Knitting establishment;

 

"sorter and/or grader"

means an employee who is engaged in sorting and/or grading hosiery into pairs according to length and size and/or sorting trimmings, materials and/or parts of fully-fashioned garments;

 

"store clerk"

means an employee who is employed in the store or warehouse of the workplace under the general supervision of a storeman and who is engaged in the general handling of goods in the workplace, but does not include a general worker;

 

"storeman (Knitting)"

means an employee who is in general charge of stocks of incoming goods or finished products and who is responsible for receiving, storing, packing or unpacking goods in a store or warehouse or delivering goods from a store or warehouse to the consuming departments in the workplace or for despatch;

 

"supervisor (Knitting)"

means an employee who, under the supervision of a foreman and/or manager, is in charge of a group of employees in a Garment Knitting establishment;

 

"traveller's assistant"

means an employee who, under the supervision of a traveller, is engaged in such tasks as may facilitate the execution of the work of the traveller, but does not include the driving of a motor vehicle;

 

"warp knitting machine operator"

means an employee who operates one or a set of warp knitting machines, and who is capable of correcting faults, changing and/or straightening needles, filling bars, and making minor adjustments, and includes a threader and needle fixer;

 

"warper"

means an employee who prepares warps from cones or bobbins for a warp knitting or similar machine and who prepares the beam;

 

"watchman (Knitting)"

means an employee who is engaged in guarding premises or other property;

 

"winder"

means an employee who is engaged in operating a yarn-winding machine;