Notice of the extension of the operation period of the Main Collective Agreement concluded for the Bargaining Council for the Meat Trade: Gauteng

Labour Law for the Bargaining Council for the Meat Trade

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The Minister of Employment and Labour has in terms of section 32(6)(a)(i) of the Labour Relations Act No. 66 of 1995 extended the period of operation of this main agreement by a further period ending on 30 June 2026.

Ordinary hours of work, overtime, and payment of overtime are some of the provisions covered in the Main Collective Agreement. The ordinary hours work of an employee, to be decided by the employer, shall not exceed-

  1. 45 hours per week
  2. Nine hours on any day if the employee works for five days or lees per week,
  3. Eight hours on any day if the employee works on more than five days per week.

All time worked by an employee in excess of 45 hours from Monday to Saturday, shall be deemed to be to overtime worked by such employee. An employer shall pay an employee who ordinarily works on a Sunday, in terms of a written agreement between the employer and employee, at a rate of one and a half times the employees wage for each hour worked.

The terms of the Main Agreement shall be observed in the Meat Trade in the following Magisterial Districts: Alberton, Boksburg, Germiston, Kempton Park, Johannesburg, Randburg, Roodepoort, Benoni, Krugersdorp, Randfontein, springs, Westonarea and the area within 25km radius of church square, Pretoria.

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