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Tuesday, 10 December 2013 12:45

BIBC 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…
The Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) has launched the Best Practice Standards, following extensive engagement with government and private sector stakeholders. This will set a benchmark for construction development and establish accepted performance indicators. The standards, which kick-started Phase 2 of the Register of Contractors and…
Aggregate and Sand Producers Association of South Africa (Aspasa) and the Southern Africa Readymix Association (Sarma) has cautioned that Building collapses in South Africa could become more prevalent should there be an escalation in the use of inappropriate or substandard building materials in construction projects. incorrectly-specified"…
Over 800 employees in the Overstrand building industry will receive their first leave payout and annual bonus this December, equating to R1.5million. The Building Industry Bargaining Council, who increased its jurisdiction to the Overstrand area in 2011, announced this first payout - a milestone for the…
Tuesday, 12 November 2013 12:30

BIBC announces Builders’ annual leave dates

The Building Industry Bargaining Council (Cape of Good Hope) has confirmed that the annual builders' holidays for this year will start on 17 December 2013 (1st leave day) and the industry re-opens on Monday, 13 January 2014. The duration of the builders' annual leave is traditionally…
The Building Industry Bargaining Council (Cape of Good Hope), will be exhibiting at this year's Cape Construction Expo. Their focus is on educating and increasing awareness amongst the general public and the industry with regards to the importance of compliance to the BIBC. The Expo is…
About 180 000 people had found work through government's infrastructure programme up to March this year, according to Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel. In a written reply to a parliamentary question, he said the Presidential Infrastructure Coordinating Commission was tracking job numbers on 150 ""project clusters""…
In a recent Professional Provident Society (PPS) survey of 400 South African engineers, it was revealed that a mere 42% of engineers believed that government was effectively delivering on its promised infrastructure spend. PPS head of group marketing and stakeholder relations stated that the survey results…
The Building Industry Bargaining Council (BIBC) has announced a new category of 'Labourer L2', which automatically applies to a labourer after receiving 122 daily employee benefit fund credits. "Once 122 daily benefits have been credited to the employee's BIBC record or after the employee has been…
Industry Insight has published its latest report and included in this is an overview of the average monthly earnings and employment figures. The report shows the industry's highs and low and explains that although the construction industry shed 3000 jobs during the 2nd quarter of 2013,…
Critics of South Africa's labour laws fail to compare the country's laws to those of other similar countries or to consider the country's history when workers had few rights, commented President Jacob Zuma earlier this month. In his opinion, our country isn't comparing itself to those…
Cosatu believes that the minimum wage and employment aspects of the NDP should follow the example of the Brazilian experience. Former Brazilian President implemented a consolidation of a higher national minimum wage, the formalisation of the labour market, social protection, sound industrialisation development and improved macroeconomic…