The BIBC is responsible for regulating and monitoring employment conditions in the building industry in the Cape Peninsula, Boland, Malmesbury and Overstrand areas. By law, all building and building-related contractors (i.e. painters, plumbers, etc.) must pay their employees the minimum rates as prescribed and contribute to certain minimum employee benefits. These employment conditions are gazetted in the Collective Agreement by the minister of Labour and as such becomes law.


What does compliance mean?

Compliance means being registered as an employer with the Building Industry Bargaining Council (BIBC), within fourteen calendar days of operating within the scope of the Collective Agreement and registering new employees within ten working days of commencement of employment and providing your employees with the minimum prescribed wages and benefits as detailed in the Collective Agreement. If you are unregistered, exempted or in dispute with the BIBC, you will not be regarded as compliant. (The detailed compliance criteria are listed on this website). Apart from the moral obligations to pay a fair wage and to compete fairly, the Minister of Labour by gazetting the Collective Agreement has made these legal obligations for the building industry and the Council is empowered to enforce compliance with the agreement.