Monday, 25 May 2015 13:15

BIBC statement regarding Industry Conflict

The Building Industry Bargaining Council (BIBC) has issued a statement regarding the events relating to and resulting from Good Hope Construction workers protest in the Kraaifontein Scottsdene area last week. The dispute arose regarding employees that were either not receiving benefits; or receiving benefits for the incorrect category of employment.  Other issues include overtime not paid at the correct rate.

The Council remains committed to resolving the ongoing conflict between NUM workers and Good Hope Construction; and is currently trying to resolve the issues related to this incident, which lead to the death of striking worker Melikhaya Pisana.

The BIBC expressed its deep felt sympathy with the passing of one of the Good Hope Construction employees, Mr M Pesani.  His widow, is receiving a funeral benefit from the retirement fund administered by the BIBC and will receive a death benefit, after an investigation by the trustees of the fund, equal to four times Mr M Pesani’s annual salary. These payments are possible as Good Hope Construction was up to date with some of the contributions owing to employees.

The BIBC is in the process of resolving the issues of the employees that fall within the it’s scope. The current situation emphasises the role of contractors becoming and remaining compliant with the BIBC.  The Council regulates minimum employment conditions in the Building Industry, part of those conditions are certain employee benefits such as retirement funds with death benefits as mentioned above.

The BIBC has reminded all stakeholders of the importance of ensuring that their chosen building contractors are compliant with the BIBC and that they remain compliant for the duration of the contract. Stakeholders can check compliance on the website: www.bibc.co.za, click on “Is Your Contractor Compliant?”

The Building Industry Bargaining Council (BIBC) has issued a statement regarding the events relating to and resulting from Good Hope Construction workers protest in the Kraaifontein Scottsdene area last week. The dispute arose regarding employees that were either not receiving benefits; or receiving benefits for the incorrect category of employment.  Other issues include overtime not paid at the correct rate.

The Council remains committed to resolving the ongoing conflict between NUM workers and Good Hope Construction; and is currently trying to resolve the issues related to this incident, which lead to the death of striking worker Melikhaya Pisana.

The BIBC expressed its deep felt sympathy with the passing of one of the Good Hope Construction employees, Mr M Pesani.  His widow, is receiving a funeral benefit from the retirement fund administered by the BIBC and will receive a death benefit, after an investigation by the trustees of the fund, equal to four times Mr M Pesani’s annual salary. These payments are possible as Good Hope Construction was up to date with some of the contributions owing to employees.

The BIBC is in the process of resolving the issues of the employees that fall within the it’s scope. The current situation emphasises the role of contractors becoming and remaining compliant with the BIBC.  The Council regulates minimum employment conditions in the Building Industry, part of those conditions are certain employee benefits such as retirement funds with death benefits as mentioned above.

The BIBC has reminded all stakeholders of the importance of ensuring that their chosen building contractors are compliant with the BIBC and that they remain compliant for the duration of the contract. Stakeholders can check compliance on the website: www.bibc.co.za, click on “Is Your Contractor Compliant?”