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

Notices

National Bargaining Council for the Electrical Industry of South Africa:

Extension of Consolidation of Collective Agreement to Non-parties

Part I

30. Trade Union Subscriptions and Employers' Organisation Levy

 

 

(1) An employer shall deduct the amount of the subscriptions payable to the party trade union, in respect of each week or part of a week of employment, including the period an employee is on leave in terms of clause 16 of this Agreement, from the earnings of every employee who is a member of a party trade union and shall forward the amount thus deducted, together with the form specified by the Council, to the Secretary of the Council, not later than the 15th day of each month following that in respect of which the deductions were made: Provided that a signed stop-order is received from the employee indicating the party union of which he is a member.

 

(2) Every employer who is a member of the employers' organisation shall forward the levy payable to the Association, in respect of each week or part of a week of employment of each employee for whom wages are prescribed in this Agreement, including the period an employee is on leave in terms of clause 16 of this Agreement, to the Secretary of the Council, not later than the 15th day of each month following that in respect of which the payments are made: Provided that the employers' organisation shall submit to the Council proof of membership in respect of all new members.

 

(3) The appropriate party trade union and the employers' organisation shall indemnify the Council against any claim that may arise in respect of this clause, and when a deduction for subscriptions or the payment of the levy in terms of this clause has been made, irrespective of whether, this amount has been paid over to the said trade union or employers' organisation, the employee or employer concerned shall be deemed to, have paid his subscriptions or levy to the said trade union or employers' organisation.

 

(4) The Secretary of the Council shall pay all amounts paid in terms of subclauses (1), (2) and (3) hereof to the parties concerned within 30 days of the month in which the amounts were received by the Council.

 

(5) The Council shall undertake to render all reasonable services to give effect to this clause for which a maximum amount of three per cent of all contributions and levies in terms of subclauses (1), (2) and (3) hereof shall be paid to the Council.

 

(6) A sole proprietor, partner, working director or employer engaged in work specified in this Agreement shall be deemed to be an employee in respect of whom contributions are required to be made in terms of subclause (3) hereof.