The Management Committee of the Metal and Engineering Industries Bargaining Council (MEIBC) has approved an increase in the Council’s Registration and Administration Expenses Agreement with effect from Friday, 6 October 2017. The levy increase, last adjusted in July 2011, has become necessary in order to ensure that the Council is financially sustainable to continue fulfilling its role in terms of the Labour Relations Act.

Current Administration  Levy New Administration Levy wef 6 October 2017*
Per Week Per Month Per Week Per Month
R1,72c R7,45c R 1,96c R8,49c
  • The Administration Levy is payable by each scheduled employee, who is a member of one of the party trade unions, with a matching contribution paid by the employer per scheduled employee*.
  • The employer must be a member of an employer Association federated to SEIFSA*.


Please Note:

  • The above increases become binding on all scheduled employees who are members of one of the party trade unions listed hereunder:
    • National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA)
    • Solidarity
    • United Association of South Africa (UASA – The Union)
    • Metal and Electrical Workers Union of South Africa (MEWUSA)
    • SA Equity Workers’ Association (SAEWA)
  • Likewise, employers who are members of one of the SEIFSA-affiliated Employer Associations listed hereunder are bound by the new levy:
    • Association of Electrical Cable Manufacturers of South Africa
    • Association of Metal Service Centre of South Africa
    • Cape Engineers’ and Founders’ Association
    • Constructional Engineering Association (South Africa)
    • Electrical Engineering and Allied Industries’ Association
    • Electrical Manufacturers’ Association of South Africa
    • Gate and Fence Association
    • Hand Tool Manufacturers’ Association
    • Iron and Steel Producers’ Association of South Africa
    • KwaZulu-Natal Engineering Industries’ Association
    • Lift Engineering Association of South Africa
    • Light Engineering Industries’ Association of South Africa
    • Non-ferrous Metal Industries’ Association of South Africa
    • Eastern Cape Engineering and Allied Industries Association
    • Pressure Equipment Manufacturers’ Association of South Africa
    • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Manufacturers’ and Suppliers’ Association
    • S.A. Electro-Plating Industries’ Association
    • S.A. Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Contractors’ Association
    • S.A. Pump Manufacturers’ Association
    • S.A. Reinforced Concrete Engineers’ Association
    • S.A. Valve and Actuator Manufacturers’ Association

The Management Committee of the Metal and Engineering Industries Bargaining Council will meet on 30 November 2017 to process the MEIBC Registration and Administration Expenses Collective Agreement, with the aim of the Agreement being extended and made legally binding on all non-party employers and employees in the industry.     

The staff members of the SEIFSA Industrial Relations and Legal Services Division are available on (011) 298 9400 to provide any further advice and/ or assistance to management on the contents of this management brief.