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


National Bargaining Council for the Electrical Industry of South Africa:

Extension of Consolidation of Collective Agreement to Non-parties

Part I

17. Additional Paid Leave




(a) Every employee for whom wages are prescribed in this Agreement shall be entitled to an additional one week's leave, payable at his ordinary rate of wages, on qualifying for his fifth and subsequent leave with the same employer: Provided that the additional leave prescribed in this subclause shall be taken at a time mutually agreed on between the employer and employee and shall also count as part of the qualifying period for his next leave.
(b) The leave prescribed by paragraph (a) hereof may be accumulated up to a maximum of five weeks.
(c) The employee may, by mutual agreement with the employer, take payment in lieu of the leave prescribed by paragraph (a). In the event of the employer and employee failing to agree, the matter shall be referred to the Council for a decision, which shall be final.
(d) Where the services of an employee are terminated and such employee has accumulated leave in terms of paragraph (b) standing to his credit, the employer shall pay the employee in lieu of such accumulated leave.
(e) Any period of employment in the categories referred to in paragraph (a) prior to the date of commencement of this Agreement shall count towards the qualifying period in terms of paragraph (a).
(f) An employee, as a result of mergers or take-overs, shall not lose his qualification for the additional leave prescribed in paragraph (a). The provisions of clause 28 of this Agreement shall apply.


(2) Save as is otherwise provided herein, employment for the purposes of this clause shall be deemed to commence from the date on which an employee enters the employer's service or on the date on which he last became entitled to leave, whichever is the later.