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Contact the MBA if you require help understanding your rights as an employer.  


Sectoral Determination - Building Industry


In terms of Government Gazette No. 396 published on 23 May 2014, the Minister of Labour has given Notice in terms of section 52 (3) of the  Basic Conditions of Employment Act, No. 75 of 1997, of the commencement of an investigation into the South African building sector.  You can download the notice here.


The MBA made a detailed submission to the Department Of Labour on behalf of its members and will attend the Public Hearings to represent members interests.



Building Industry Bargaining Council's Role in the Industry


The Building Industry Bargaining Councils' are statutory bodies established in terms of section 27 of the Labour Relations Act 1995, with the prime objective being the enhancement and maintenance of sound employer/employee relations in the Building Industry.


The Councils, together with the Master Builders' Association and Trade Unions, provides a forum for negotiations regarding wages and other conditions of service and is the sole bargaining forum for the Building Industry within its area of jurisdiction. 


The BIBC has prepared a useful brochure highlighting some of the benefitsThe East Cape MBA recommends that its members register all their employees with the BIBC after 6 months of employment. Furthermore, it is recommended that workers employed who are already registered with the BIBC should, wherever possible, remain registered for the basic employee benefits with immediate effect. This article cleary summerizes why you should register your employees with the BIBC.