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SACCAWU Masswarehouse Wage Agreement a victory for workers!

WAGE & CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT BETWEEN
MASSWAREHOUSE T/A MAKRO SA
and
SOUTH AFRICAN COMMERCIAL, CATERING AND ALLIED WORKERS UNION (SACCAWU)

Wherein the Company and the Union (the parties) have entered into a negotiation process and record their agreement in the following terms;

1. SALARY REVIEW
All permanent employees within the bargaining unit with at least twelve months of service shall receive an increase from their basic salaries as follows;
• Year 1 (1 April 2015 – 31 March 2016): eight percent (8%) or five hundred and eighty rand (R580), whichever is the greater.
• Year 2 (1 April 2016 – 31 March 2017): eight percent (8%) or six hundred rand
(R600), whichever is the greater.

Employees within the bargaining unit who have less than twelve months of service will receive the above increases on a pro rata basis.

2. BASIC SALARY
The minimum basic salary shall be five thousand rand (R5 000), effective from 01 April 2015.

3. BABY VOUCHER
Effective from 1 April 2015, the Company shall give a permanent employee a Baby Voucher to the value of one thousand rand (R1000) when an employee’s baby is born. There shall be one voucher per parent of the new born baby as per the parental rights agreement.

4. UNIFORM LAUNDRY ALLOWANCE
The Company shall assist its permanent employees with a uniform allowance, which shall be paid towards the cost of a two kilogram-washing power. The Company shall pay the uniform allowance per month as follows;
• Year 1: R30
• Year 2: R45

5. LUNCH MEAL
The company shall investigate the composition of the standard plate of lunch meal with our service providers, in consultation with the Full Time Shop Steward and the National Chairperson of the Shop Stewards Committee. The Company shall then determine a standard plate rate to be paid by the employee. This shall be done within fourteen days of the signature of this agreement, and such price will remain unchanged for the duration of this agreement and shall be annexed to this agreement.

6. MATERNITY LEAVE BENEFITS
Maternity leave shall be up to the maximum of six (6) months for all employees of the company. Employees who have worked directly for the company for at least nine (9) months shall be entitled to a maximum of sixty six percent (66%) of their basic salary whilst they are on maternity leave.

7. FAMILY RESPONSIBILITY LEAVE
An employee who has been in the direct employ of the company for longer than four months and who works for the company for at least four days in a week shall be entitled to three (3) days’ paid family responsibility leave per year, in line with the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, 75, of 1997 (BCEA) – as amended. The 3 days’ family responsibility leave shall include when the employee’s spouse is sick.
An employee shall be entitled to three (3) additional days leave in the event of death of a family member. A family member shall be as per BCEA.

8. 13thCHEQUE FOR NON-PERMANENT EMPLOYEES EMPLOYED BY THE
COMPANY
An employee who has been directly employed by the company on a non-permanent basis for least six (6) continuous months and who works for at least five (5) days in a week shall receive a pro rata 13th cheque.

9. FUNERAL BENEFIT
The Company shall contribute an amount of eight thousand rand (R8000) in the event of death of a permanent employee of the company. The R8000 shall be broken down as follows;
• Five thousand rand (R5000) shall be handed to the family of the deceased employee by the funeral committee of the relevant store or shop stewards committee where there is no funeral committee.
• Three thousand rand (R3000) shall be used by the funeral committee (or shop
stewards committee – where there is no funeral committee) of the relevant store
to arrange and pay for transport costs for employees who want to attend a funeral of the deceased employee.

10. LONG SERVICE RECOGNITION
The long service shall be recognised as follows;
YEARS IN SERVICE ONCE OFF MONETARY AWARD
5 YEARS R1000 plus 10%*
10 YEARS R1 650 plus 10%
15 YEARS R2 200 plus 10%
20 YEARS R3 300 plus 10% and Wrist Watch
25 YEARS R6 050 plus 10%
30 YEARS R15 000 plus 10%
35 YEARS R30 000 plus 10%
40 YEARS R40 000 plus 10%
*The 10% of the monetary award as reflected in the table above shall be added to the employee’s monthly salary; e.g. an employee who has been with the company for five years shall receive a once off R1000 long-service award. A 10% of R1000 (R100) shall be added to the employee’s basic monthly salary.

11. STAFF DISCOUNT
The staff discount shall be five percent (5%) for food and fifteen percent (15%) on
selected general merchandise items, as per the current guidelines.

12. OTHER ITEMS FOR FURTHER ENGAGEMENT
It is agreed that the following items shall be dealt with and finalised by no later than the 31st August 2015;
12.1 Sales Commission: Review, consultation and implementation.
12.2 The process of converting some labour broker employees to permanent employees of the company, guided by the business requirements and the Labour Relations Act.
12.3 Staff card for purchases outside the Company.
12.4 Educational Trust.
12.5 The relevance of parental rights agreement to clause 6 above (Maternity Leave Benefits): to be investigated and the outcome shall be annexed to this agreement.

13. EFFECTIVE DATE
This agreement shall be effective from 1 April 2015 until and including 31 March 2017.

14. GENERAL
14.1 The Union represents and has the authority to act for and commit all of its members employed on a permanent basis at the Company to the terms and conditions of this Agreement.
14.2 This Agreement, including any annexures hereto shall constitute a full and final settlement of all demands and proposals made by the parties.
14.3 The Agreement constitutes the entire Agreement between the Parties and no representations, terms, conditions or warranties not contained in the Agreement shall be binding upon the parties.
14.4 No agreement varying, adding to, deleting from or cancelling the Agreement shall be effective unless reduced to writing and signed by all on behalf 0f the Parties.

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