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SEIFSA Main Agreement for the Metal Industry 2018 – 2019

The Main Agreement is a collective agreement between the employer organisations and trade unions that constitute the Metal and Engineering Industries Bargaining Council. This agreement provides comprehensive conditions of employment for some 320 000 scheduled workers (including workers supplied by labour brokers) employed at over 10 000 companies in the industry. “Scheduled workers” are employees who are covered by the technical schedules in the Main Agreement.

The terms and conditions of employment in the Main Agreement are derived from the mandated and negotiated positions of the employer organisations, trade unions and their respective members.

When the agreement is published in the Government Gazette, it becomes legally binding on all employers engaged in the industry and those employees who fall under the scope of the Main Agreement. This gives rise to the next important question. Read more

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CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT – Time off for the training of shop stewards and for trade union office bearers to attend union meetings

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CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT – Family Responsibility Leave

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CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT – Levels of bargaining in the industry

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CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT – Security of employment and severance pay Severance pay

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CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT – Paid sick leave

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CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT – Technological changes and work re-organisation

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CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT – Exemptions

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CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT – Outwork, Temporary Employment Services and Limited Duration Contracts

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CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT – Employment of juveniles and issue of certificates Definition

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CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT – Termination of employment

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CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT – Allowances

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CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT – Annual shutdown

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CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT – Leave enhancement pay (formerly known as leave bonus)

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CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT – Additional paid leave

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CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT – Leave pay

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CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT – Payment for public holidays

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CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT – Incentive bonus work

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CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT – Maternity leave

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