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

Bargaining Council for the South African Road Passenger (SARPBAC)

Main Collective Agreement

12. Cross Border Expenses and Allowances



When an employee is required by the employer to cross the South African National border into a foreign country, the employer will:


12.1 Reimburse the employee for the required expenses of obtaining a passport, visa, medical certificate and medication.


12.2 Pay  the  employee  who  is  away  from  the  employee's  establishment  on  special hire/charter duties or on the instruction of the employer and is as a consequence thereof and at the instruction of the employer required to sleep out outside of South Africa, an allowance of four hundred and thirty five rand R460-00 for each night that the employee is required to sleep out.


12.3 Pay an employee, who is away from his Employer's establishment, for more than 7 hours and 20 minutes on special hire/charter duties or on the instruction of the employer, but is not required/instructed by the employer to sleep out outside the border of South Africa, a meal allowance of R 6.95 per hour for each completed hour of such special hire/charter or absence.


12.4 The above allowance will not be paid where in terms of the employer's procedures, the employer or a third party provides accommodation or food or pays for the food directly and where food and accommodation are available at no cost to the employee.


12.5 Where this clause applies, then clause 9 does not apply.