The intended date of implementation of the agreement is 1 March 2019, following the expiry of the current agreement on 28 February 2019; however, the agreement still has to go through the process of promulgation and extension to non-parties by the Minister of Labour.
Among the provisions included in the wage agreement are:
The Parties to Council agreed to the following wage increases and minimum adjustments:
The wage negotiations took place in the current technical recession that our country is faced with; however, the Council is proud that the wage agreement was signed without any industrial action and would like to thank the Parties to Council for their dedication and hard work; and for negotiating harmoniously in reaching this agreement.
We are confident that the industrial relations between the Parties will improve and bring stability to our industry.