SEIFSA-Affiliated Member Companies May Apply For Exemption From A Collective Agreement.

There has been a significant amount of commentary doing the rounds on the outcome of the recent Free Market Foundation’s challenge concerning the extension of collective agreements in line with section 32 of the Labour Relations Act.

Attached : A brief summary of the judgement in the matter between the Free Market Foundation (FMF) and the Minister of Labour and others.

Attached : A letter from SEIFSA’s CEO, Mr Kaizer Nyatsumba

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PRESS RELEASE – 2014/07/22: SEIFSA ACCEPTS MINISTER’S PROPOSAL ON WAGES BUT NOT ON SECTION 37

JOHANNESBURG, 22 JULY 2014 – The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) has reluctantly accepted Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant’s proposal to offer wage increases of 10% to low-level employees in the metals and engineering sector over three years, but insisted overwhelmingly on the need for Section 37 of the Main Agreement of the Metal and Engineering Industries Bargaining Council (MEIBC) to be tightened up in order to protect employers from double dipping.

Press Release – 2014/12/01 : SEIFSA – Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa • Reg. No. 1949/034221/08 6th Floor, Metal Industries House, 42 Anderson Street, Johannesburg, 2001 • PO Box 1338, Johannesburg, 2000 Tel 0861 SEIFSA • +2

JOHANNESBURG, 1 DECEMBER 2014 – The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) welcomes the Labour Court decision to dismiss NEASA’s urgent application seeking to prevent the Metal and Engineering Industries Bargaining Council (MEIBC) from submitting the 2014/ 2017 metal industries Collective Main Agreement to the Minister of Labour for Gazettal and extension to parties and non-parties in the industry.

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