We are pleased to advise that the wage and substantive agreement for the period ending 31 August 2022, that was concluded between the RMI, NUMSA and the Fuel Retailers’ Association, has been submitted to the Department of Employment and Labour for publication in the Government Gazette, and extension to non-parties. This agreement provides for the increases in wages and wage-related components such as allowances and the threshold, for each of the three years of the agreement.
MIBCO’s management team has finalised the wage schedules, applicable until 31 August 2020, however it is extremely important that members understand that the new wage dispensation only becomes binding on employers and employees when the Minister of Employment and Labour publishes and extends the agreement in the Government Gazette. This process can take a few months to complete.
Attached, please find the new wage schedules for the period ending 31 August 2020, for your records. Employees who earn wages/salaries (gross before overtime allowance and bonuses) below the threshold of R205,433.30 per annum are legally entitled to the increases according to the wage tables attached. Wages for employees earning above the specified threshold are not regulated by the Main Collective agreement and these are subject to employers’ discretion.
Individual employers seeking exemption to pay a lesser wage increase or to be entirely exempted from paying such, must do so on a Wage Exemption Application form which is obtainable from their local MIBCO Regional Office or website – www.mibco.org.za. Such application must be submitted no later than 21 days from the date of gazettal to the local MIBCO Regional Office, either by hand delivery; registered mail; facsimile or e-mail in the prescribed format with the following supporting documentation attached:
- Formal financial information;
- Written motivation; and
- Detail and proof of the consultative process between the employer, employee and relevant MIBCO Trade Unions.