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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.