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Labour Relations Act, 1995 (Act No. 66 of 1995)


Bargaining Council for the Hairdressing and Cosmetology Services (Semi-National)

Main Collective Agreement

17. Sick Pay



17.1 All Employees shall be members of the Sick Pay Fund and shall be entitled to the sick pay benefits provided for in the Sick Pay Fund or Collective Agreement, which ever may apply.


17.2 If an employee is ill during any period of annual leave, he shall not be entitled to claim sick pay for any period of illness during that annual leave.


17.3 No employer shall be entitled to require an employee who is ill to take annual leave during the period of the illness unless the annual leave had been arranged prior to the commencement of the illness of the employee.


17.4 For the purposes of this clause "illness"—
17.4.1 means the inability to work owing to any sickness or injury;
17.4.2 excludes sickness or injury caused by the employee's misconduct;
17.4.3 excludes any injury from participation in hazardous or professional sport.
17.4.4 excludes any inability to work caused by an accident or illness for which compensation is payable under the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, No. 130 of 1993, except during any period in respect of which no disablement payment is payable in terms of that Act.