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METAL AND ENGINEERING INDUSTRIES BARGAINING COUNCIL
CONSOLIDATED MAIN AGREEMENT (2014/2017)
TABLE OF CONTENTS
PART I
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SCHEDULE OF PARTIES 6
1. SCOPE OF APPLICATION OF AGREEMENT 8

2. PERIOD OF OPERATION OF AGREEMENT 9
- SPECIAL PROVISIONS 9
- GENERAL PROVISIONS 9
3. DEFINITIONS 9

4. HOURS OF WORK 14

5. OVERTIME AND PAYMENT FOR WORK ON SUNDAYS 17

6. SHIFTWORK 18
7. SHORT TIME 19

8. PAYMENT OF EARNINGS 21

9. MATERNITY LEAVE OR LEAVE i.r.o. THE ADOPTION OF A CHILD UNDER TWO
YEARS OF AGE 23

10. INCENTIVE BONUS WORK 25

11. PAYMENT FOR PUBLIC HOLIDAYS 26

12. LEAVE PAY 26

13. ADDITIONAL PAID LEAVE 29

14. LEAVE ENHANCEMENT PAY (FORMERLY KNOWN AS LEAVE BONUS) 30

15. SPECIAL LEAVE PAY AND LEAVE ENHANCEMENT PAY PROVISIONS 32

16. ANNUAL SHUTDOWN 32

17. ALLOWANCES 33
18. TERMINATION OF EMPLOYMENT 35

19. EMPLOYMENT OF JUVENILES AND ISSUE OF CERTIFICATES, ETC 35

20. OUTWORK, TEMPORARY EMPLOYMENT SERVICES AND LIMITED
DURATION CONTRACTS 36
21. EMPLOYMENT OF PERSONS UNDER 15 YEARS OF AGE 40

22. INSURANCE OF TOOLS 40

23. EXEMPTIONS 40

24. EXHIBITION OF AGREEMENT 41

25. MANUFACTURING CERTIFICATES 41

26. ADMINISTRATION OF AGREEMENT 41

27. WORKING PARTNERS 41

28. AGENTS 41

LEVELS OF BARGAINING IN THE INDUSTRY 46 38. TIME OFF FOR REPRESENTATIVES OF PARTY TRADE UNIONS WHO ACT AS TRUSTEES OF THE INDUSTRY BENEFIT FUNDS OR WHO ARE OFFICE BEARERS OF THE MERSETA. SECURITY OF EMPLOYMENT AND SEVERANCE PAYMENT 45 36. PAID SICK LEAVE 44 35. UNAUTHORISED EMPLOYMENT 42 31. INDUSTRY POLICY FORUM 49 PART II (See separate index on page 49) . ATTENDANCE OF WORKER REPRESENTATIVES ON NATIONAL AND REGIONAL COMMITTEES OF THE BARGAINING COUNCIL 48 45. EMPLOYEE SHARE OPTION PARTICIPATION SCHEMES (ESOPS) AND THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE BROAD-BASED BLACK ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT ACT (BBBEE ACT) 47 42. FAMILY RESPONSIBILITY LEAVE 47 43. WORKING-IN TIME ARRANGEMENTS 46 39. METAL AND PLASTICS CHAMBERS. STANDBY AND CALL-OUT ARRANGEMENTS 47 40. 5 29. PROHIBITION OF CESSION AND/OR SET-OFF 42 32. CODE OF GOOD PRACTICE ON KEY ASPECTS OF HIV/AIDS AND EMPLOYMENT 48 44. PRODUCTIVITY BARGAINING 47 41. CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE 42 33. 48 48. INJURY ON DUTY ALLOWANCE 42 30. TIME OFF FOR THE TRAINING OF SHOP STEWARDS AND FOR TRADE UNION OFFICE BEARERS TO ATTEND UNION MEETINGS 48 47. PROCEDURES FOR THE NEGOTIATION OF AGREEMENTS AND SETTLEMENT OF DISPUTES 46 37. EMPLOYEE TRAINING 49 49. TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGES AND WORK REORGANISATION 42 34. SPECIAL PROVISIONS LIMITED TO CONSTRUCTION SITES 48 46.