Conditions of Employment


Are you familiar with the terms and conditions of employment?

Conditions of employment are the terms of employment which parties to an employment contract agree upon at the time of engagement or during the currency of the contract.

Some terms are negotiated while other terms come due to practices and customs within the organisation. For lower level grades, such terms are usually negotiated and agreed upon at industry level (NEC) between representatives of employers (Employers Associations) and representatives of employees (trade unions). The conditions are reduced into a document called the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA).

In the CBA you will find:

  • Grades
  • Normal working Hours
  • Overtime
  • Wage rates
  • Casual Labour
  • Leave
  • Leave while on notice
  • Industrial holidays
  • Allowances
  • Exemption
  • Short time
  • Continuous service
  • Gratuities

Parties therefore need to observe these agreed terms as failure to do so will be regarded as an unfair labour practice.

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