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  • ANNUAL 2014 BUILDERS’ HOLIDAYS

    The Building Industry Bargaining Council (Cape of Good Hope) has confirmed that the annual builders' holidays for this year will start at close of business on the 12th of December 2014 (first leave day being the 15th of December 2014). The Industry will reopen on the 12th of January 2015 (the last leave day being the 9 January 2015). Employers and Employees can agree to a shorter leave period, provided that the employee is granted at least ten (10) working days leave within the annual builders' holiday period and that the employee is paid the basic wage for time worked as per Clause 8 (6) (b) of the Collective Agreement and that the Employer informs the BIBC of such days worked.

  • COLLAPSE OF COLLECTIVE BARGAINING WILL RESULT IN CHAOS

    Dismantling South Africa's existing centralised collective bargaining model without a viable alternative in place would result in "total chaos", as it would not address the root causes of discontent plaguing domestic labour relations, Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) industrial relations executive Gordon Angus has cautioned.

  • GOVERNMENT SHOULD NOT BE DRAGGED INTO LABOUR ISSUES

    Government involvement in operational matters relating to industrial relations is undesirable, Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant said on Friday.

    Speaking at the KwaZulu-Natal economic summit, she said this was the reason why the government created these institutions.

  • CONSTRUCTION SECTOR BEGINS BBBEE ALIGNMENT PROCESS

    The broad-based black economic-empowerment (BBBEE) alignment process in the construction sector has begun, during which process the sector codes of the Construction Sector Charter Council (CSCC) will be aligned with the revised Codes of Good Practice (CoGP), which come into effect in May 2015.

  • SUBSTANDARD INCOMPATIBLE BUILDING MATERIAL COULD CAUSE COLLAPSES

    Aggregate and Sand Producers Association of South Africa (Aspasa) and the Southern Africa Readymix Association (Sarma) has cautioned that Building collapses in South Africa could become more prevalent should there be an escalation in the use of inappropriate or substandard building materials in construction projects.

  • OVERSTRAND BUILDING COMMUNITY RECEIVE R1.5MILLION PAYOUT

    Over 800 employees in the Overstrand building industry will receive their first leave payout and annual bonus this December, equating to R1.5million. The Building Industry Bargaining Council, who increased its jurisdiction to the Overstrand area in 2011, announced this first payout - a milestone for the industry and a boost for the local economy. "837 employees, employed by 110 employers, will receive their first payout this year," said Arnold Williams, Secretary for the Building Industry Bargaining Council (Cape of Good Hope).

    To ensure the safety of the employers, employees and the BIBC staff, no cash will be paid out; instead employees are able to choose between electronic transfers or cheque payments. The employers will receive their employees' cheques from the BIBC on 3 December, while those employers that opted for electronic transfers or for cheques to be handed directly to employees, will be dealt with between 11 and 14 December 2013.

    The timing of the annual payout coincides with the annual builders' holidays, which this year will start on 17 December 2013. The industry re-opens on Monday, 13 January 2014. The duration of the builders' annual leave is traditionally 15 working days, plus the three public holidays that fall within the leave period, and is legislated as part of the BIBC's Collective Agreement. This year the Council again negotiated an additional unpaid leave day since the start of the working period would have been Friday 10 January 2014 had they not done so.

  • BIBC ANNOUNCES BUILDERS’ ANNUAL LEAVE DATES

    The Building Industry Bargaining Council (Cape of Good Hope) has confirmed that the annual builders' holidays for this year will start on 17 December 2013 (1st leave day) and the industry re-opens on Monday, 13 January 2014. The duration of the builders' annual leave is traditionally 15 working days, plus the three public holidays that fall within the leave period, and is legislated as part of the BIBC's Collective Agreement. This year the Council again negotiated an additional unpaid leave day since the start of the working period would have been Friday 10 January 2014 had they not done so.

  • BIBC TARGETS PUBLIC AT CAPE CONSTRUCTION EXPO

    The Building Industry Bargaining Council (Cape of Good Hope), will be exhibiting at this year's Cape Construction Expo. Their focus is on educating and increasing awareness amongst the general public and the industry with regards to the importance of compliance to the BIBC.