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Saturday, 05 April 2014 15:30

Atypical Construction Industry Cycle

Dr Snyman, Industry adviser and University of Cape Town lecturer has described the current construction industry cycle as "atypical", with research suggesting that the sector remains in a post-recessionary recovery phase. He explained that studies have found that the recovery phase of the construction sector are occurring…
The building industry is still recovering from the effects of the 2008 global recession and government needs to provide the industry with some reassurance that it will provide a consistent workload to reduce the effect of the economic cycle, says the Master Builders Association Western Cape…
The Minister of Labour has extended the Building Industry Bargaining Council (Cape of Good Hope) Collective Agreement to all employers in the Building Industry within its area of jurisdiction. The Collective Agreement prescribes the latest wage categories and conditions of employment in the building industry in…
The Building Industry Bargaining Council has announced that the membership base of the Building Industry Retirement Fund has broken through the 18 000 member threshold and is continuing to grow. This follows many years of a declining membership, due to retrenchments in the building industry caused…
Tuesday, 25 February 2014 13:30

State of the Nation - BIBC gives support

The President of South Africa, Mr Jacob Zuma, delivered his State of the Nation Address to Parliament on Thursday, 13 February 2014. The Building Industry Bargaining Council welcomes government's continued focus, not only on job creation, but in particular the emphasis on creating decent work, as…
Tuesday, 18 February 2014 19:00

Minister Oliphant on construction regulations

At the official launch of the Construction Regulations, 2014, the Minister of Labour, Mildred Oliphant, said that the Construction Regulations, 2014 provides a legislative platform for addressing health and safety in South Africa and explained that it had implications for all stakeholders involved in construction. Stakeholder…
Tuesday, 11 February 2014 17:45

Minister of Labour warns of turbulant market

Labour Minister has warned of turbulence in the labour market. She said: "Recent developments in the labour front signify a turbulent period ahead, but I still believe that it is incumbent upon me to extend best wishes to you all for 2014," she said at a…
The department is prioritising the promulgation and implementation of the bills, currently before Parliament. The proposed amendments to the Labour Relations Act, Basic Conditions of Employment Act, the Employment Equity Act, and the Employment Services Act would enable the department to deal with abuses in the…
The Building Industry Bargaining Council has issued a reminder to all building industry employers within the Overstrand Municipality not to use the current court case as an excuse not to comply. Employers have been warned that they are in breach of the law if they choose…
The labour department has announced that a commission of inquiry into the mall collapse in Tongaat, KwaZulu-Natal, in November will begin next month. The department's occupational health and safety manager has been appointed to preside over the commission, which will investigate events leading to the collapse…
The building industry in the Overstrand Area is currently in disarray due to a number of Contractors in the area who have taken the Minister of Labour and the Building Industry Bargaining Council to court regarding the issue of jurisdiction and extension of the Collective Agreement…
Tuesday, 10 December 2013 14:45

Building council celebrate a phenomenal 2013

Addressing council members and other guests at a recent Building Industry Bargaining Council event, Arnold Williams, Secretary for the Building Industry Bargaining Council (Cape of Good Hope), took the opportunity to announce the Council's record payout to the industry. "It is with great honour that I…