www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/gazettal-of-metals-and-engineering-industries-main-agreement-mettles-along-2018-01-23 coverage of the main collective agreement from July 2014 to June 2017 in the metallurgical and mechanical engineering sector Intensive negotiations followed the expiry of MEIBC`s main agreement in 2014, on 30 June 2014. On June 27, 2017, which included more than 20 formal, informal and bilateral meetings, which began on June 7, 2017 and ended when all unions signed the transaction agreement on August 23, 2017. The transaction agreement was reached between the 21 employers` organisations linked to SEIFSA and the five trade unions in the sector that are registered with the Bargaining Council and the contracting party to the main agreement. Apart from wage increases, there are no other material concessions resulting from the recently concluded agreement. To this end, wage increases on real wage rates (i.e. grade A to H) were agreed at 7% effective July 1, 2017. 75% from July 1, 2018 and 6.5% from July 1, 2019. The extension remains a matter of controversy, as the National Employers` Association of South Africa (NEASA) alludes to possible disputes to challenge the legality of the extension, mainly for procedural reasons, as in the main agreements of 2011 and 2014. Lucio Trentini, director of Steel and Engineering Industries Federal of Southern Africa (SIEFSA), said the parties are required to follow a fair and transparent trial to ensure that any covetousness and extension is subject to judicial review. The consolidated draft main agreement is expected to be submitted for consideration by the Bargaining Council Management Committee in the new year. Part of this process will involve the issuance by the Ministry of Labour of a certificate of membership that will confirm the level of membership of the parties concerned, including non-partisan employers` organizations that are registered with the Bargaining Council but have chosen not to terminate the agreement. This is an important element in meeting the various legal thresholds set in Section 32 of the Labour Relations Act. Taking into account the size of the sector and its players, as well as the potential for difference, particularly with regard to wages, equity requires that all workers covered by the technical schedules set out in the main agreement receive the same benefits and protections, regardless of the workers who employ them.
. Initial directive and first directive of 25 March 2020 . . . At the same time, fairness to employers must also be respected. While the provision of the main agreement applies to all employers, who fall within the scope of the main agreement in the metallurgical and mechanical engineering sector, any extension of the main agreement must ensure that parties, including bipartisan employers who may not have complied with the provisions of the 2011 or 2014 main agreement, have effective and effective access to emergency procedures that take into account their difficulties and that their requests for exemptions are granted through the granting of necessary exemption permits to minimize the unnecessary loss of necessary jobs. . The MOA C Memorandum of Understanding signed between the Council and UIF Although this process has been fraught with technical issues and procedural obstacles, the extension of the main agreement is, from a content perspective, a welcome step towards harmonising the sector. An important and important element of the agreement is the obligation for all signatories to prepare and submit to the Ministry of Labour a comprehensive and consolidated collective agreement for the collective agreement for all bipartisan employers and workers within the scope of the main agreement.
Following the labour tribunal`s decision in the NEASA case and other labour ministers and other labour and other ministers, the extension and renewal of MEIBC`s key consolidated agreements of 2011 and 2014 were cancelled because they had not given interested parties the opportunity to comment before deciding to extend the main agreement to them.