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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

15. Legal Assistance



15.1 When an Employee, acting in the course and scope of his employment, is involved in a motor vehicle accident in a company vehicle, and is subsequently charged with commission of a criminal offence arising out of the accident, the Employer will provide legal assistance by granting an interest free loan up to a maximum of R6 500.00.


15.2 The Employer will appoint a lawyer in such cases. Such loans will be repaid in instalments by the Employee immediately. If eventually found not guilty, the Employer will refund the amount already deducted from the Employee's pay.


15.3 The provision of legal assistance is extended to a security guard with a company- issued firearm who is charged with commission of a criminal offence arising from the use of the firearm whilst on duty.