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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

5. Payment of Remuneration



(1)        An employee, except as provided for in clause 14(6) and (7) shall be paid:

(a) weekly or fortnightly;
(b) in cash, by cheque or by direct deposit into an account designated by the employee, and in South African currency;
(c) remuneration in cash or by cheque—
(i) at the workplace or at a place agreed to by the employee;
(ii) during the employee's working hours or within 15 minutes of the commencement or conclusion of such hours;
(d) remuneration not later than seven days after—
(i) the completion of a period for which the remuneration is payable;
(ii) the termination of the contract of employment.
(e) payment to employees shall not be for periods longer than fortnightly, unless otherwise agreed between the employer and the trade union at plant level. Such agreement shall be in writing.