Arbitration to obtain clarity on the interpretation and application of Clause 7, Chapter III of the Conditions of Employment Collective Agreement (Limited Duration Contracts) took place in July 2016, and concluded with an award in favour of the represented unions (BCAWU and NUM).
(Clause 7 provides, inter alia, that limited duration contract employees would be eligible to provident fund and medical aid benefits after 18 (eighteen) months, whereas section 198B of the Labour Relations Act makes reference to a period of 3 (three) months)
SAFCEC, on behalf of its members, has taken the outcome of this award on review, and have lodged papers with the Labour Court on 26 September 2016. Pending the court date, it is important to note that the current agreement in place applies.
Enquiries and clarification can be directed to Pheli Mbambo, Executive: Human Resources