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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 I : Provisions for the Non-Metro Areas

11. Averaging Hours of Work



(1) Despite clause 8 (2) and clause 8 (7), the ordinary hours of work and overtime of an employee may be averaged over a period of up to four months.


(2)        An employer may not require or permit an employee to work more than:

(a)        an average of 45 ordinary hours of work in a week over the agreed period;

(b)        an average of five hours overtime in a week over the agreed period.