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AGREEMENT IN RESPECT OF WAGES AND SUBSTANTIVE CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT FOR THE PERIOD 2013 to 2014 between CEPPWAWU And SOLIDARITY And UASA - the Union (hereinafter referred to as “Labour”) And FIBRE & PARTICLE BOARD CHAMBER OF THE BARGAINING COUNCIL FOR THE WOOD & PAPER SECTOR (hereinafter referred to as the “Employers Association (EA))

WHEREAS the parties entered into negotiations, and whereas agreement was reached in respect of a wage increase and other terms and conditions of employment for the members of the respective Bargaining Units, effective for the period 01 July 2013 to 30 June 2014 and is recorded as follows:

• SCOPE OF AGREEMENT

This agreement covers all employees failing within the bargaining units as defined by the individual recognition agreements between the trade union parties and individual employers to this agreement.

• DURATION OF AGREEMENT

Agreement shall be effective from 01 July 2013 to 30 June 2014.

• WAGE INCREASES

The wage to be increased by the across-the-board increase of 7.25 % effective 1st July 2013.

• MINIMUM WAGE

The minimum wage shall increase by the agreed across the board wage increase as indicated in 3 above.

• SHIFT ALLOWANCE

The rand value of the shift allowance will be increased by the agreed across-the- board wage increase percentage as indicated in 3 above, the minimum allowance being 9,5%.

It is agreed that PG Bison refer this matter to company level for consultation between the parties. The first meeting must be convened within 30 days from date of signature of this agreement by all parties. The parties shall be required to agree on an action plan including timelines within which the consultation process will be finalized during the first meeting.

• STANDBY ALLOWANCE

A minimum of R541.00 per month shall apply to the sector.

• WORKING HOURS

The parties acknowledge the provisions of Schedule One, subsections 1 and 2, of Basic Conditions of Employment Act 75, of 1997 and undertake to engage on this matter. The first meeting must be convened within 30 days from date of signature of this agreement by all parties. The parties shall be required to agree on an action plan including timelines within which the consultation process will be finalized during the first meeting.

• LEAVE

Compassionate

Employees will be entitled to 4 (four) days compassionate leave. An additional 1 (one) day Compassionate Leave will apply in the event of the death of the employees, own spouse, parent or child

Maternity Leave

All female employees, employed for a minimum period of two (2) continuous years, shall be entitled to two months maternity leave payment amounting to 25% of the employee’s basic wage.

Disaster Leave

As the discretion of the employer.

Sick Leave

Per Basic Conditions of Employment Act 75, of 1997, Chapter 3,Section (22).

• LABOUR BROKERS

it is acknowledged that this matter is currently the subject of proposed National legislation and the parties agree to abide by the final legislation governing this issue.

Members of the Employers Association undertake that all Labour Brokers will comply with Good Corporate governance.

In the event that Labour Brokers fail to comply with the minimum standards, then the parties will consult to resolve the matter, failing which a dispute will be referred.

•PAY DAY

It is agreed that Masonite refer this matter to plant level for consultation between the parties. The first meeting must be convened within 30 days from date of signature of this agreement by all parties. The parties shall be required to agree on an action plan including timelines within which the consultation process will be finalized during the first meeting.

•NON-VARIATION OF AGREEMENT

It is agreed that all other terms and conditions of employment in the sector remain unchanged, as between the parties to this agreement, and no further negotiations in respect of wages and substantive conditions of service shall be entered into between the parties for the duration of the Agreement.

For and on behalf of EMPLOYER ASSOCIATION

For and on behalf of CEPPWAWU

For and on behalf of UASA - the Union

For and on behalf of SOLIDARITY

Fibre and Particle Board Chamber of the Bargaining Council for the Wood and Paper Sector - 2013

Start date: → 2013-07-01
End date: → 2014-06-30
Ratified by: → Other
Ratified on: → Not yet ratified
Name industry: → Manufacturing
Name industry: → Manufacture of textiles
Public/private sector: → In the private sector
Concluded by:
Names associations: → Fibre and Particle Board Chamber of the Bargaining Council for the Wood and Paper Sector
Names trade unions: →  United Association of South Africa, CONSAWU - Solidarity, CEPPWAWU - Chemical, Energy, Paper, Printing, Wood and Allied Workers Union

SICKNESS AND DISABILITY

Provisions regarding return to work after long-term illness, e.g. cancer treatment: → 
Paid menstruation leave: → No
Pay in case of disability due to work accident: → No

WORK AND FAMILY ARRANGEMENTS

Maternity paid leave: → 8.5 weeks
Maternity paid leave restricted to 25 % of basic wage
Job security after maternity leave: → No
Prohibition of discrimination related to maternity: → No
Prohibition to oblige pregnant or breastfeeding workers to perform dangerous or unhealthy work: → 
Workplace risk assessment on the safety and health of pregnant or nursing women: → 
Availability of alternatives to dangerous or unhealthy work for pregnant or breastfeeding workers: → 
Time off for prenatal medical examinations: → 
Prohibition of screening for pregnancy before regularising non-standard workers: → 
Prohibition of screening for pregnancy before promotion: → 
Facilities for nursing mothers: → No
Employer-provided childcare facilities: → No
Employer-subsidized childcare facilities: → No
Monetary tuition/subsidy for children's education: → No
Paid leave per year in case of caring for relatives: → 4 days

WAGES

Wages determined by means of pay scales: → No
Adjustment for rising costs of living: → 

Wage increase

Wage increase: → 7.25 %
Wage increase starts: → 2013-07

Payment for standby work

Payment for standby work: → ZAR 541.0
Payment for standby work Sundays only: → No
Payment for standby work all days per week: → Yes

Meal vouchers

Meal allowances provided: → No
Free legal assistance: → 
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