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Thursday, 20 June 2013 09:00

New Labour deals for Medupi

New labour agreements have been finalised with contractors and unions at the strike-prone Medupi and Kusile power-station sites in a bid to stabilise industrial relations and ensure that the projects meet their already revised delivery schedules. The Medupi project, in Lephalale, has been particularly affected by…
Tuesday, 04 June 2013 12:15

Negotiations Reconvene

The building industry negotiations, as announced by the Building Industry Bargaining Council (Cape of Good Hope) a few weeks ago, will reconvene 3 June 2013. "Although the negotiations got off to a good start, a settlement has not yet been reached by the relevant parties involved,"…
Tuesday, 28 May 2013 11:30

Labour agreement making progress

Progress has been made on the overhaul of the problematic project labour agreement (PLA) at the power-station sites at Medupi, Kusile, Lephalale and Emalahleni respectively, with Eskom still optimistic that a new deal could be struck before the end of May 2013. The National Union of…
Progress on the overhaul of the problematic project labour agreement (PLA) at the Medupi and Kusile power-station sites has been made, in Lephalale and Emalahleni respectively, with Eskom still optimistic that a new deal could be struck before the end of May. The National Union of…
Tuesday, 21 May 2013 11:30

Marginal growth is encourage

The number of square metres completed increased by 11% in the first two months of this year, and is supported by an increase in housing and non-residential renovations. The increase is coming from a very low base, and must be seen in context where the private…
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 will commence with substantive industry negotiations during…
Responding to figures released by SATS SA, the Building Industry Bargaining Council estimates that a large part of the increase in building costs are actually due to the change in building regulations, which came about during 2011. "Based on the latest Industry Insight report, which showed…
Tuesday, 30 April 2013 11:45

BIBC publish financial results

The Building Industry Bargaining Council has released its audited financial statements in addition to the financials of its Medical Aid Fund (BIMAF). These financial statements have been made available on its website for the interest of the building industry and any other interested parties. A healthy surplus of…
Tuesday, 23 April 2013 19:30

Murray & Roberts safety record

Murray & Roberts today completed a year without a fatal incident and for its current financial year to date, reached a record lost time injury frequency rate of 0.81 across the Group. This is a significant achievement and a first since the recording of its safety…
The number of sqm approved for office space increased by 36% year-to-year in the 12 months to January 2013, following a 21% increase in 2011. During 2012 a total of 675 630 sqm were approved for private sector construction of office space. The number of sqm approved…
The Building Industry Bargaining Council (Cape of Good Hope), together with the Department of Labour, has come out strongly defending the constitutionality of section 32 of the Labour Relations Act, in response to a decision by the Free Market Foundation to challenge section 32. The current…
South Africa is on the verge of one of the most significant infrastructure rollouts in our country's history. A growing economy needs a strong and vibrant infrastructure and engineering sector. It is important that the procurement process around infrastructure projects be handled with integrity and transparency.…