CONSTRUCTION: Building industry negotiations on wage rates and employment conditions
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The Building Industry Bargaining Council (Cape of Good Hope) has issued a notice to non-party employers and employees regarding the commencement of negotiations affecting employment conditions in the building industry. The employer and trade union parties to the BIBC will commence with substantive industry negotiations during May 2013, addressing wage rates and changes to other conditions of employment for the period 1 November 2013 to 31 October 2014.
“The period may be extended for up to three years, as it has in the past, but this will be determined by the parties,” said Arnold Williams, Secretary for the Building Industry Bargaining Council (Cape of Good Hope.)
Once negotiations are concluded, the BIBC applies to the Minister of Labour for extension of the Collective Agreement to non-parties in terms of the Labour Relations Act. The amended Collective Agreement is published in the Government Gazette. “Non-party employers and employees within the BIBC’s registered scope have therefore been invited to make submissions for consideration by the Parties of the Bargaining Council as part of their deliberations,” added Williams.
· The Collective Agreement is aimed at ensuring stability in the building industry and governs the industry as a whole.
· It covers the critical elements of minimum wages and benefits, clauses that have wide-ranging effects on the industry as a whole.
· Employers and employees in the Peninsula, Boland, Malmesbury and Overstrand areas are represented by the Master Builders’ and Allied Trades Association Western Cape; Boland Master Builders’ and Allied Trades Association; Building Workers’ Union; Building, Wood and Allied Workers’ Union of South Africa; National Union of Mineworkers and the Building Construction and Allied Workers’ Union.
Submissions must be in writing, addressed to The Secretary, Private Bag X29, Bellville 7535 or firstname.lastname@example.org and reach the BIBC by no later than 17 May 2013.
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