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


National Bargaining Council for the Clothing Manufacturing Industry

Consolidated Provident Fund Collective Agreement for the KwaZulu-Natal Region

20. Frequency of Negotiations and Industrial Action



(1) This Agreement shall remain in force until 30 June 2005: Provided that the parties to the Council shall annually negotiate through collective bargaining amendments to this Agreement, unless they agree to negotiate at different intervals: Provided further that no amendment(s) shall take effect before 1 July 2003.


(2) The parties to the Council, and in the event of this Agreement being extended to non-parties, non-party employers and their employees, shall have the right to pursue industrial action within establishments bound by the provisions of this Agreement, in compliance with the Act, after utilising applicable procedures, in the event of agreement not being reached on any issues in negotiations at the Council on wages and other substantive issues designed to replace or amend the remuneration and/or other substantive provisions of this Agreement.


(3) The reference to negotiations in sub-clause (2) above shall mean negotiations as contemplated in sub-clause (1) above.


(4) Section 65 (3) of the Act shall not render industrial action as contemplated in subclause (2) above unprocedural.


Original Collective Agreement signed by the Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson and Acting Secretary of the KwaZulu-Natal Chamber of the Council, on behalf of the parties to this Agreement, on the 3rd day of September 1998.