Builder's Break | Public Holidays
Annual Construction Industry Shutdown [Builders' Break]
The 2019 recommended Annual Construction
Industry Shutdown period is Friday, 13 December 2019 (last working day) to
Tuesday, 07 January
2020. Wednesday, 08 January 2020, shall be the first working day (return to work). Please note that these dates should
be taken as a guide only, and that client needs and
operational requirements of individual companies should be taken into account based
on pre-arrangements in this regard.
these dates purely as a service to members. SAFCEC itself
does not determine these dates. As such, no person should
use these dates as contractual dates for purposes of
tendering, or determining entitlement in terms of any
contractual claims. Each and every contract should spell out
"Non-Working Days" in the "Contract Data" and those days
should be used in connection with contractual issues.
In determining number of leave days and leave pay to be paid over
the "break", members should refer to the
Sectoral Determination for details.
An application for exemption for a deferment, non-payment or to pay only a percentage of an employee’s leave
bonus must be submitted to the BCCEI on or before 25 October 2019. Employers must follow the application for exemption guidelines in the Conditions of Employment Collective Agreement and attach all necessary documents. Please note that an omission to complete the application in full or not to attach the required documentation may result in the application being rejected.
contact the offices of the BCCEI on +2711 450 4966/63 or the
should you require further guidance.