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Collective Amending Agreement: new terms, conditions of employment | ECASA
By Stephen Khola As the electrical contracting industry is aware, the parties to the National Bargaining Council for the Electrical Industry of South Africa (NBCEISA), the Electrical Contractors Association of South Africa, or ECA(SA), which represents employers, and the South African Equity Union, which represents organised labour, concluded a new Collective Amending Agreement, which defines new terms and conditions of employment in the industry. The new agreement took effect on 1 February 2017, as the old Collective Agreement expired on 31 January 2017. The Collective Amending Agreement has been submitted to the Department of Labour (DoL) for publication. The DoL is busy with the necessary administrative processes for publication. In the interim, the department has extended the life of the Collective Agreement, which would have expired on 31 January 2017, to 2 August 2017 or to the date of publication of the Collective Amending Agreement. This is to ensure that there is no vacuum