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
8. Refreshments Break
Every employer shall allow employees a period not exceeding 10 minutes in the morning and again in the afternoon to partake of refreshments, the times for such intervals to be agreed upon between the employer and the employees. No employee may leave the site where he is working to partake of refreshments. Such rest interval shall be deemed to be part of the ordinary hours of work of the employee concerned: Provided that should the place of work fall under the provisions of the Construction Regulations, 2003 and the employees are required to proceed to a designated refreshment area to partake of refreshments, the employer may waive the morning and afternoon breaks but shall permit the employees to have an additional 20 minutes for the meal interval, which shall be deemed to be the ordinary hours of work of the employees.
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