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Tuesday, 17 September 2013 13:00

M&R outlines labour losses and concerns

Murray & Roberts recently announced that it has incurred around R350-million in losses in its South African business owing to labour unrest and strikes in the 2013 financial year. They cite the deteriorating labour situation in the country is a "big problem" and that he is…
Monday, 09 September 2013 10:15

BCAWU accept SAFCEC wage offer

The South African Federation of Civil Engineering Contractors announced that the Building Construction and Allied Workers Union (BCAWU) have accepted the wage offer tabled by employers in the civil engineering and construction industry last week. This offer allows for a 10% wage increase for categories Task…
Tuesday, 03 September 2013 17:00

Num marches on BIBC Offices

Members of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), in the Western Cape, marched to the offices of the Building Industry Bargaining Council (BIBC), in Bellville, on Wednesday 28 August and handed over a memorandum with their demands. "We unfortunately received very short notice of this march…
The Building Industry Bargaining Council has issued a statement to notify the building industry as well as the business community and public that the strike action currently taking place falls within the scope of the Bargaining Council for the Civil Construction and Engineering Industry and should not affect…
The Building Industry Bargaining Council has relocated offices to 81 Voortrekker Road, Bellville, from their previous premises where the Council resided for over 10 years. The Bargaining Council's main reasons for moving to these new premises were for investment purposes, "We took the decision about two years ago…
Industry Insight's latest building and construction report indicated that investment growth in the construction industry is is expected to moderate, while the industry starts to slowly recover. Investment in buildings, primarily at the mercy of the private sector, is expected to show a gradual recovery during 2013…
Industry Insight's latest report has indicated that investment growth in the construction industry is expected to remain muted, as growth is expected to moderate from an estimated 3,2% in 2012 to 1,9% in 2013, improving by between 3% and 4% in the next couple of years,…
The newly formed Concrete Institute, aims to broaden its member base to include not only cement producers but also building and construction bodies, says Concrete Institute MD Bryan Perrie. Formed in the wake of the collapse of the Cement and Concrete Institute (C&CI), the institute is…
Tuesday, 16 July 2013 17:00

Building industry agree on wage increase

The Building Industry Bargaining Council (Cape of Good Hope) has announced the conclusion of wage negotiations, which began in May this year. The parties concluded a three year wage agreement. These increases will be applicable from 1 November 2013, 1 November 2014 and 1 November 2015.…
The Building Industry Bargaining Council (BIBC) has announced that since the beginning of November 2012, the BIBC has successfully registered 211 new employers in the Overstrand, a new area of jurisdiction for the BIBC, "Considering that the Overstrand has an estimated 320 employers, 211 registrations account for…
Despite the present slump in the building industry and the economy in general, the Building Industry Bargaining Council (BIBC) has recorded a 4 per cent increase in contributions purchased this year compared to the same period last year. Added to this, the month of June showed…
Industry Insight's May Construction Newsletter reported that amidst weaker growth in construction, compensation of employees in the construction sector increased by an annualised rate of 9,9% (quarter to quarter), from 10,2% in the previous quarter, the second highest increase in compensation across all sectors. The highest…