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Leather Tanning Section Collective Agreement Extended

November 1, 2019

Department of Employment and Labour

1 November 2019

The Tanning Section Collective Amending Agreement has been extended to non-parties.

The employment and labour department published notification of the extension in Government Gazette 42807.

The tanning section falls under the National Bargaining Council of the Leather Industry of South Africa.

The agreement becomes binding on other employers and employees in the tanning industry with effect from the second Monday after date of publication of the notice until 30 June 2021.

Meanwhile, the department has announced that the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) has started processing claims for the new Parental Benefits from 1 November 2019 to contributing and qualifying UIF beneficiaries.

This followed the signing of Proclamation 56, published in Government Gazette 42805, that determined that section 8 (a)(cA), 11, 15 and 16 of the Labour Laws Amendment Act came into force on 1 November 2019.

UIF contributors will now be able to claim for parental benefits.

According to an earlier employment and labour department statement, the “payment of parental benefits by UIF will be in line with the 10 leave days granted and will be subject to credit days accumulated and 66% flat rate applicable”.

In the latest statement, the UIF Commissioner, Teboho Maruping, declared that “it is all systems go. We have finalised the new forms to process claims and payments. Our systems have been upgraded to enable us to process the Parental Benefit”.