The Main Agreement

About the Publication

This 2021-2022 Main Agreement provides affiliated members with the certainty, stability and industrial peace that is needed to survive in a post COVID-19 business reality.

To help you navigate this uncertain future the Main Agreement provides an easy-to-read, comprehensive summary of the Metals and Engineering Industry’s terms and conditions of employment, technical schedules, various pro-forma employment contracts, letters and management guidelines on implementing, among others, retrenchments, lay-off and short-time, as well as dealing with load shedding.

This Handbook also includes the eight different Wage Tables effective from 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022, as well as the various terms and conditions of employment applicable to all scheduled employees.



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