Road freight industry employement handbookYour essential guide to employment practice, labour law and the industry’s agreements

The only authentic, complete and up-to-date guide to employment practice and labour law in the South African road freight industry, this no-nonsense guide, is a must for transport operators big and small, from local couriers to long haulage contractors as well as earthmoving contractors. The agreements also affect businesses involved in related distribution activities such as warehousing, receiving, unpacking, packing and despatching. It is also of interest to trade union representatives and puts an immense mass of information into an easy-to-understand and practical format.

Neatly laid out and styled for easy use and reading, this friendly format, coil bound book opens completely flat. Thoroughly indexed and cross-referenced, yet light and small enough to carry in your briefcase, it is essential for those who work both in and out of the office.

Originally compiled as the Road Freight Industry Employers’ Digest in 1999, it combines in one publication, all the industry’s Agreements in full and is also the most convenient way of complying with Section 204 of the Labour Relations Act, and Clause 52 of the Main Agreement which say that employers must keep copies of collective agreements on their premises and to make them available to employees. Published annually, it provides updated text of all the Agreements and is an indispensable source of reference for employers and unions.

Chapter 1 serves as a guide and is a general outline presented in a concise, easy to understand, manner. It is a useful first point of reference, leading the reader to more detailed information contained in other sections. It deals with:

  • Road traffic law
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Compensation of Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act
  • Employment Equity Act
  • Labour Relations Act
  • Basic Conditions of Employment Act
  • The Skills Development Act and Skills Levies Act
  • Who is affected?
  • Registration
  • Exemptions
  • Sub contracting
  • Labour brokers
  • Fixed term contracts
  • Part time employment
  • Job descriptions/categories
  • Minimum wages
  • Across the board Increases
  • Part-time employees
  • Relief employees (casuals)
  • Overtime pay
  • Sunday pay
  • Public holiday work
  • Night work
  • Incentive/peace work
  • Dangerous goods drivers
  • Calculation of wages
  • Subsistence allowance
  • Cross border allowance allowance
  • Dual drivers
  • Uniforms and protective clothing
  • Deductions from pay
  • Short time
  • Maximum permissible normal hours
  • Maximum overtime
  • Regulated driving hours
  • Meal breaks
  • Ten minute break
  • Weekly off-duty periods
  • Off-duty time between shifts
  • Scheduling shift periods
  • Driving at night
  • How far can you can go
  • Annual leave
  • Sick leave
  • Maternity leave
  • Public holidays
  • Family responsibility leave
  • Study leave
  • Contract of employment (including an example)
  • Addendums to the contract (including an example)
  • Pofessional driving permits
  • Summary of labour law Acts to be displayed
  • Copy of collective agreements to be kept
  • Time and wage register
  • Pay slip
  • Certificate of service
  • Training levy returns
  • Driver’s daily log and vehicle check
  • Bargaining Council
  • Lettering on vehicles
  • Training levy
  • Monthly returns to the Bargaining Council
  • Notice period
  • Payment in lieu of notice
  • Grounds for dismissal
  • Disciplinary procedure
  • Unfair dismissal
  • Probationary periods
  • Severance pay
  • Powers of agents of the Bargaining Council.Chapters 2 to 5 contain the Main Agreement, the Agency Shop Agreement, the Exemptions and Dispute Resolution Agreement and the Provident Fund Agreement.

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