Civil engineering sector concludes three-year wage deal

Engineering News reports that the Bargaining Council for the Civil Engineering Industry on Tuesday announced the signing between all parties in the civil engineering sector of a three-year settlement agreement regarding wages and conditions of employment. The parties agreed to a 7.5% wage increase across the board for the first and second years. The increase for the third year will be 7.5% or the consumer price index, whichever is greater.

The settlement will come into force once promulgated by Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant later this year. The employers were represented by the South African Forum of Civil Engineering Contractors and the Consolidated Employers’ Organisation, while employees were represented by the National Union of Mineworkers and the Building Construction and Allied Workers Union.

by Anine Kilian