National Bargaining Council for the Electrical Industry
The Labour Relations Act provides for the self-regulation of Industries through the medium of centralized bargaining within Bargaining Councils. NBCEI is a Bargaining Council as envisaged in the Act whose mission is to create and maintain industrial peace and stability in the Electrical Industry. It provides the following services
- Forum and facilities for Collective Bargaining,
- Settlement of Labour Disputes,
- Provision of Social Benefits for the upliftment of all persons falling within the Industry, i.e. Pension, Provident, Leave Pay Fund and Sick Pay Fund
- NBCEIconsists of representatives from both Employers’ and Employees’ Organisations and has equal representation from both groups.
- The Agreements negotiated are, where necessary, extended by the State to include the entire Electrical Industry once satisfied that the Parties to the Council are in the majority. It is for this reason that all Employers and Employees falling within the Electrical Industry resort under the jurisdiction of NBCEI.
- Bargaining Councils are not funded by the State and all Employers and their Employees pay a Council levy towards the funding of the Council.
The NBCEI is broken down in regions wit different Wage Considerations dependent on the region where a business is registered.
REGION A –
Magesterial Districts of Alberton, Benoni, Boksburg, Brakpan, Bronkhorstspruit, Carletonville, Cullinan, Delmas, Germiston, Heidelberg, Johannesburg, Kempton Park, Krugersdorp, Kwamhlanga, Mkobola Nigel, Oberholzer, Pretoria, Randburg, Randfontein, Roodepoort, Sasolburg, Soshanguva, Soweto Springs, Vanderbijlpark, Vereeniging, Westonaria, Witbank and/en Wonderboom, Amersfoort, Balfour, Bethal, Bethal, Bocham Brits, Ermelo, Garankuwa, Highveld Ridge, Klerksdorp, , Kriel, Malamulela, Mankwe, Mhala, Middelburg (Mpumalanga), Mabatho, Mokerong, Moretele, Nelspruit, Nsikazi, Phokwani, Pietersburg,Piet Retief, Pongola, Potchefstroom, Rustenburg, Seshego, Standerton, Thabamoopa, Themba, Thohoyandou, Volksrust, Wakkerstroom and White River, Barberton, Belfast, Bloemfontein, Bloemhof, Bolobedu, Botshabelo, Carolina, Christiana, Coligny, Delareyville, Dzanani, Eerstehoek, Ellisras, Giyani, Groblersdal, Hlangani, Koster, Letaba, Lichtenburg, Lulekani, Lydenburg, Madikwe, Mapulaneng, Marico, Mbibana, Mdutjana, Messina, Moutse, Mutali, Namakgale, Naphuno, Nebo, Nkomazi, Pilgrim’s Rest 1 and 2, Phalaborwa, Potgietersrus (only the district north of the Melk River), Schweizer-Reneke, Ritavi, Sekgosese, Sekhukhuneland, Soutpansberg, Swartruggens, Thabazimbi, Ventersdorp, Vuwani, Waterberg, Waterval – Boven and Wolmaransstad, and the Municipal Area of Warmbaths, Barkly West, Bethulie, Boshof, Bothaville, Brandfort, Britstown, Bultfontein, Carnarvon, Clocolan, Colesberg, De Aar, Dewetsdorp, Edenburg, Excelsior, Fauresmith, Ficksburg, Fouriesburg, Frankfort, Fraserburg, Gordonia, Hanover, Hartswater, Hay, Heilbron, Herbert, Hoopstad, Huhudi, Jacobsdal, Jagersfontein, Kenhardt, Kimberley (outside a 20 km radius from the General Post Office), Koffiefontein, Koppies, Kudumane, Kuruman, Ladybrand, Lindley, Marquard, Noupoort, Petrusburg, Philippolis, Philipstown, Prieska, Postmasburg, Reddersburg, Reitz, Richmond (Northern Cape), Rouxville, Senekal, Smithfield, Thabanchu, Theunissen, Trompsburg, Victoria West, Viljoenskroon, Vrede, Vredefort, Vryburg, Warrenton, Wepener, Wesselsbron, Williston, Winburg and ZastronBethlehem, Harrismith, Hennenman, Kroonstad, Odendaalsrus, Parys, Ventersburg, Virginia, Welkom and Witsieshoek
REGION B –
Magisterial Districts of Port Elizabeth, Uitenhage and Motherwell, Albany, Alexandria, Bathurst, Beaufort West, Calitzdorp, George, Humansdorp, Joubertina, Knysna, Ladismith, Mossel Bay, Oudtshoorn, Riversdale and Uniondale, Aberdeen, Adelaide, Albert, Aliwal North, Barkley East, Bedford, Bizana, Butterworth, Cala Cathcart, Centani, Cofimvaba St Marks(Cofimvaba), Cradock, Elliot, Elliotdale, Engcobo, Flagstaff, Fort Beaufort, Graaff-Reinet, Hankey, Herschel, Hewu, Hofmeyer, Idutywa, Indwe, Jansenville, Keiskammahoek, Kentani, King William’s Town, Kirkwood, Komga, Kwabhaca, Lady Grey, Glen Gray(Lady Frere), Libode, Lusikisiki, Maclear, Maluti, Mdantsane, Middelburg (Eastern Cape),Middledrift, Molteno, Mount Ayliff, Mount Fletcher, Mount Frere, Mpofu, Mqandul, Mthatha, Murraysburg, Ngqeleni, Nqamakwe, Ntabethhemba, Pearston, Peddie, Umzimvubu(Port St Johns), Prince Albert, Qumbu, Queenstown ,Siphaqeni, Somerset East, Sterkspruit, Sterkstroom,Steynsburg,Steytlerville, Stutterheim,Tabankulu, Tarka(Tarkastad),Tsolo,Tsomo, Venterstad, Victoria East, Willowmore, Willowvale, Wodehouse;Xhora and Zwelitsha, Umtata, Mqanduli, East London
REGION C –
Magisterial Districts of Camperdown, Chatsworth, Durban, Inanda, Kranskop, Lions River, Lower Tugela, Ndwedwe, New Hanover, Mapumulu, Pietermaritzburg, Pinetown, Richmond, Umbumbulu, Umlazi, and Umvoti, inclusive of any former self governing territories located therein, Alfred, Babanango, Bergville, Danhauser, Dundee, Eshowe, Estcourt, Glencoe, Hlabisa, Impendle, Ingwavuma ,Ixopo, Kliprivier,Lower Umfolozi, Mahlabitini, Mooi River, Mount Currie, Msinga, Mtonjaneni, Mtunzini, Newcastle, Ngotshe, Nkandla, Nongoma, Nqutu, Paulpietersburg, Polela, Port Shepstone, Simdlangentsha, Ubombo, Umzinto, Underburg, Utrecht, Vryheid and Weenen, inclusive of any former self governing territories located therein; and Umzimkulu in the Eastern Cape
REGION D –
Magisterial Districts of Bellville ,Cape, Goodwood, Kuils River Mitchell’s Plain, Simonstown, and Wynberg, Gordon’s Bay, Malmesbury, Paarl, Somerset West, Stellenbosch, Strand and Wellington, Calvinia, Clanwilliam, Hopefield, Morreesburg, Namaqualand, Piketberg, Sutherland, Vanrhynsdorp, Vredenburg and Vredendal, Bredasdorp, Caledon, Ceres, Heidelberg, Hermanus, Laingsburg, Montague, Robertson, Swellendam, Tulbagh and Worcester