Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant has renewed several expired employment agreements negotiated in the Motor Industry Bargaining Council (MIBCO). ‘By promulgating the agreements, all of which expired on 31 March, the Minister reinstated the Collective Administrative Agreement, returning it to operation on 10 August, as well as the Motor Industry Provident Fund Agreement, which came back into operation on 17 August. Also reinstated was the sector’s Auto Workers Provident Fund Agreement, which came back into operation on 17 August. MIBCO commented that: “These agreements enable the . . . bargaining council to perform its actual functions, including the collection of levies, fulfilling its mandate effectively … the re-enactment of the agreements is positive news for MIBCO and the motor industry.” According to the council, the renewals made it possible for wages and conditions of employment in the industry to be negotiated within a central bargaining structure, as stipulated by the Labour Relations Act’.
As reported by SA Labour News: Labour Minister renews expired motor industry bargaining council agreements yesterday and read the full report at Engineering News.