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4 November 2014

The Labour Court in Johannesburg has granted further interim relief following an urgent application by the National Employers’ Association of South Africa (NEASA) to prevent the Metal and Engineering Bargaining Council (MEIBC) from requesting the Minister of Labour to extend the July 2014 agreement between the federation Seifsa and trade unions, to parties/employers who were not party to that agreement.

On 25 September 2014, the Labour Court granted interim relief following the urgent application by NEASA. The matter was to be heard today, however, a new date for arguments for final relief has been set for Friday, 14 November.

This judgement prevents the MEIBC from approaching Minister Mildred Oliphant with the request to extend the agreement which we regard as detrimental to the whole Industry,’ says Gerhard Papenfus, NEASA Chief Executive.

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Sya van der Walt-Potgieter
Media Liaison