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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

37. Trade Union's Representatives on the Council



(1) Every employer shall give to any of his employees who are representatives on the Council every reasonable facility to attend to their duties in connection with the work of the Council: Provided that in establishments employing five or fewer employees the trade union shall give the employer five working days written days notice of its request for time off in terms of this clause, for its representative to attend to such duties.


(2) Duly elected shop stewards are each entitled to ten working days paid leave per calendar year pooled per establishment to be used at the discretion of the trade union for bona fide trade union activities, provided that the employer is given at least ten (10) working days prior notice thereof, (For the purpose of this clause a “working day” shall mean any day excluding a Saturday and Sunday, a public holiday in terms of this part of the Agreement and the period of annual shut-down).