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					                                    BARGAINING COUNCIL
                                                    for the
                   LAUNDRY, CLEANING & DYEING INDUSTRY (CAPE)


     TO ALL EMPLOYERS/EMPLOYEES IN THE INDUSTRY
Please be informed that the parties have agreed to the following:

1.   REMUNERATION
     The wages for November 2010 until 31 October 2011 is published under Wages on the website.
     Please refer to separate worksheet.
     1.1 It was agreed that actual weekly wages of staff categories employed by the Dry Cleaning
         Section of the council be increased by R.0646 per hour as from 1/11/2010 to 31/10/2011. This
         amount represents a 5% increase on the current hourly rate of R12.92 for a grade 1 qualified
         employee
     1.2 It was agreed that actual weekly wages of staff categories of all other employers covered by the
         agreement, excluding the staff mentioned in Clause 3.1, be increased by R0.904 per hour as
         from 1/11/2010 until 31/10/2011. This amount represents a 7% increase on the current hourly
         rate of R12.92 for a grade 1 qualified employee.
     1.3 It was further agreed that the minimum weekly wages for the period 1/11/2011 to 31/10/2012,
         of all staff categories, will be increased by the consumer price index(CPI), which will be based
         on the August statistics published on approximately 27 September 2011 by Statistics SA. for the
         Metropolitan and Urban Areas.

2.   PERIOD
     This agreement covers the 2year period from 1 November 2010 until 31 October 2012. The
     agreement will apply to the parties to the agreement(and their members) with effect from
     1/11/2010. Both parties agree that application will be made by the Council to the Minister of
     Labour, to extend this application to all other parties, as soon as possible.

3.   DRY CLEANING
     For the purposes of this agreement, the term “Dry Cleaning Section” is agreed to be those
     employers who do not normally trade on Sundays and do not wish to treat Sundays as normal days.

4.   PAYMENT FOR WORK ON SUNDAYS
     Staff who regularly work shifts on Sunday, the overtime rate will be 1½ the normal hourly rate, if
     the employee has worked for more than 45 hours per week. This clause will not apply to staff who
     not normally work shift on Sundays, and whose overtime wage rate will continue to be double time,
     irrespective of the number of hours worked during the week.

5.   PROBATIONARY PERIOD
     The probationary period for new employees will be six(6) months. During this first 6 month period
     there will no deductions for sick fund and for bargaining council levies. The parties agreed that the
     requisite amendment to the Main Collective Agreement/Sick-fund Agreement will be made to reflect
     the change.




                                  BARGAINING COUNCIL for LAUNDRY, CLEANING & DYEING INDUSTRY (CAPE)
                                       P.O. Box 109 Observatory 7935  TEL (021) 448 8000  FAX 0866 712184
                                                   Suite 112 Premier Centre, 451 Main Road, Observatory 7926

        MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: Y Bester, D Carr, J Daniels, Mr D Youens, M Robarts, I Simons

                                    COUNCIL SECRETARY: Mrs D Buise
6.    SICKFUND BENEFITS
      After 6month probationary period and once employees start contributing to the Sick-fund, they only
      need to contribute two (2) months before they become entitled to their prorated Sick-fund benefits.
      Prorated benefits will apply from the start of their first contribution. The requisite amendment to the
      Sick-fund Agreement will be made.

7.    PROVIDENT FUND
      The new employees’ who have successfully completed their six months probationary period, will
      then join the Provident fund after the completion of a further six months service. The requisite
      amendment to the provident fund rules will be made to reflect this.

8.    ANNUAL LEAVE

      It was agreed that only employees who have completed 7 years continuous service with the same
      employer as at 1 November 2010, will qualify for four weeks annual leave after completion of 10
      years service, until cessation of employment.

9.    AGENCY SHOP

      It was agreed that an Agency shop for Lawusa will be put into place in both sectors covered by this
      agreement, and that the employer association would enforce this clause, once this Agreement is
      signed, notwithstanding that the extension of this agreement to non-parties by the Minister of
      Labour might not have been gazetted. The parties agreed as the majority of trade union members
      are working for the employers’ association. Parties therefore agree to use their “best endeavours”
      to ensure that the proposed Agency Fee complies with Section 25 of the Act. The agency fee will
      be R28.00 once the agreement is in place.

10.    It was further agreed:
             i)     No person bound by the provisions of this Agreement shall engage in or participate in
                    a lock-out or a strike or any conduct in furtherance of a strike or lock-out in respect of
                    any matter regulated by this agreement, for the duration of this agreement.
             ii)    The forum for negotiation and conclusion of substantive agreements on wages,
                    benefits & other conditions of employment between employers & employers
                    associations on the one hand and employees and trade unions on the other hand,
                    shall be the Bargaining Council and not at shop-floor level.
             iii)   No trade-union or employer’s organisation may attempt to induce or compel or be
                    induced or compelled by any natural or juristic person or any other organisation, by
                    any form of strike or lock-out or to negotiate any of the matters regulated by this
                    agreement, at any level, other than the Bargaining Council.

      11. SICKFUND CONTRIBUTIONS/BARGAINING COUNCIL LEVIES

          The following rates are applicable at 1 November 2010
          Sickfund                     Member        R43.30
                                       Employer      R27.00

          Bargaining Council Levy               Member         R12.50
                                                Employer       R12.50

          Provident fund                        Member         5% (Plus R8.75 funeral cover)
                                                Employer       5% (Plus R8.75 funeral cover)
          The above tariffs are subject to change

DA BUISE
Secretary                                                                             1 November 2010

                                             BARGAINING COUNCIL for LAUNDRY, CLEANING & DYEING INDUSTRY (CAPE)
                                                  P.O. Box 109 Observatory 7935  TEL (021) 448 8000  FAX 0866 712184
                                                              Suite 112 Premier Centre, 451 Main Road, Observatory 7926

         MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: Y Bester, D Carr, J Daniels, L Kroukamp, M Robarts, I Simons

                                               COUNCIL SECRETARY: Mrs D Buise