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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 C : Provisions for the KwaZulu-Natal Region

41. Productivity



The Productivity Scheme which was agreed to is:


Contained in Annexure B.


(1) The bargaining council shall establish a dedicated productivity unit to promote productivity issues in the industry, as part of the NBC’s value-added services.


(2) The bargaining council shall commission a feasibility study for the establishment of a training institute similar to the previous Clothing Industry Training Board (CITB), to be operated under the auspices of the bargaining council as part of the NBC’s value-added services.


(3) Absenteeism
(i) The memorandum of Understanding as conclude between the parties on 14 June 2007 and implemented shall remain in effect for the duration of the Agreement only.
(ii) Where companies’ have introduced the productivity scheme as per the provisions of the absenteeism MOU, such schemes are extended for the duration of this agreement, subject to plant level agreements entered into and signed off.