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Since its entry into the Overstrand three years ago, there has been a consistent and exponential increase in the building industry's compliance every year, with record payouts at the end of 2015. "It is very encouraging to see that an increasing number of people involved in…
The Building Industry Bargaining Council has urged employers to inform employees of the current status quo regarding their tax and retirement obligations, following the recent announcements made in Minister Pravin Gordhan's budget vote speech. In recent months, there has been a lot of confusion on the…
The Building Industry Bargaining Council (Cape of Good Hope) has issued a notice to non-party employers and employees regarding the commencement of negotiations affecting employment conditions in the building industry. The employer and trade union parties to the BIBC are preparing to enter substantive industry negotiations…
The Building Industry Bargaining Council has called on Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan to set the record straight on harmful myths and misconceptions about new tax amendments during his budget vote speech this week. Because there is a lot of confusion on the ground about the proposed…
Tuesday, 08 December 2015 13:00

BIBC announces record leave and bonus payout

The Building Industry Bargaining Council (Cape of Good Hope) has announced another record payout. Following a recorded 31% increase in industry compliance, the leave and bonus payout to employees is in excess of R161 million - 23% higher than the previous year's R131 million. "The Council's…
Thursday, 03 December 2015 13:00

Builders Holiday

The Building Industry Bargaining Council (Cape of Good Hope) has announced the annual builders' holiday, which is to start at close of business on Friday the 11 December 2015 and the industry re-opens on the 11 January 2016. The Council has once again issued a reminder…
The Department of Labour has officially announced the appointment of Mr Lennie Samuel as the Presiding Inspector to head the Inquiry into the collapse of the temporary walkway bridge between Sandton and Alexandra on the M1 freeway. Mr Samuel's appointment follows a media briefing held by…
Thursday, 19 November 2015 09:15

Building Industry agree on wage increase

The Building Industry Bargaining Council (Cape of Good Hope) has announced the wage increases for the Building Industry applicable from 1 November 2015. The parties concluded a three year wage agreement in 2013 and the current agreement will expire at the end of October 2016. These…
Tuesday, 13 October 2015 12:15

Economy Affects Building Industry

The building industry is an essential component of the South African economy as it contributes about 15% to the gross fixed investment that drives the economy. However, with the country's economy going through a tough time currently, this, in turn, reflects on the building industry. Relating…
The Bargaining Council for the Civil Engineering Industry (BCCEI) has been accredited by the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) to handle all civil engineering sector disputes. This means that companies that are not members of the South African Forum of Civil Engineering Contractors or…
Friday, 02 October 2015 13:15

Unemployment figures on the rise

The number of employees in South Africa's formal nonagricultural sector decreased by 1 000 between March and June, owing to a decrease in the manufacturing, transport, business services and construction industries, Statistics South Africa's (Stats SA's) Quarterly Employment Statistics (QES) survey for the second quarter of…
A major obstacle to growth in the building and construction industry is the non-payment by government and municipalities in the country. Projects are often stalled, as developers wait to be paid. With a government squeeze on infrastructure spending, the outlook for civil construction was tight. growth…