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


Bargaining Council for the Hairdressing Trade (Cape Penninsula)

Main Collective Agreement

9. Meal Interval



1.        An employer must grant an employee who works continuously for more than five hours:—

(a)        a daily meal interval of at least one continuous hour; or

(b)        a daily meal interval of at least 30 minutes and a half-day off per week.


3.        No work may be performed during a meal interval.


4.        The meal interval is not part of the ordinary or overtime hours.