MEIBC - Metal and Engineering Industry
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The Labour Relations Act provides for the self-regulation of Industries through the medium of Bargaining Councils. MIBCO is a Bargaining Council as envisaged in the Act whose mission is to create and maintain industrial peace and stability in the Motor Industry. It provides the following services to approximately 14 000 Employers and 182 000 Employees throughout the RSA.
- 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, Medical, Sick, Accident, Maternity and Holiday Pay Funds.
It consists of representatives from both Employers’ and Employees’ Organisations and has equal representation from both groups.
The Agreements negotiated by the Council are, where necessary, extended by the State to cover the entire 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 Motor Industry fall under MIBCO’s jurisdiction.
As Bargaining Councils are not funded by the State, all Employers and their Employees pay a levy for the funding of the Council.
Full details of MIBCO’s Structure, Agreements, Benefits and Services will be found in this Guide.