Motor

Another setback for the engineering surplusSam TsianeThe Financial Services Board (FSB), after losing a three year battle against Seifsa, at the stroke of a pen has changed the Pension Funds Act to cover all the retirement funds that fall under bargaining councils.
The FSB now supervises all retirement funds.Donald Molema who is an adviser to worker-trustees, said that the FSB is expecting the engineering retirement funds to apply for registration in terms of this amended Pension Funds Act.

This means that 1,6 million workers who have been waiting since 2001 must now wait until 2009 or even 2010 to get their share of surplus.

The sad thing is that the legal battle between Seifsa and FSB has caused a delay of ten years and only workers are the victims.

Meanwhile, Elias Kubeka, Numsa's national motor sector co-ordinator said the whole process in the motor industry has been exhausted.

We submitted the report to the FSB in September 2007. We are waiting for the FSB to give our report the 'thumbs up',” says Kubeka.

We think the former motor members will be given a share of the surplus around March this year.

Although the auto sector did not have an industry retirement fund, Numsa national auto sector co-ordinator, Herman Ntlatleng says that there were company-based retirement funds.

Nissan has already distributed the surplus in its retirement fund while other auto companies are busy getting approval from the FSB.”Get details from your shop steward.

Okunye okuyisithikamezo kwemali engaphezulu esele kwezobunjiniyelaIzichibiyelo eMthethweni Wesikhwama Sezomhlalaphansi zisho ukuthi abasebenzi bezobunjiniyela bangalinda kuze kube u-2010 ingxenye yabo yemali engaphezulu eyasala.

Kanti abasebenzi basezimotweni eyabo imali eyasala engaphezulu bangabona bekhokhelwa yona ngoMashi kanti abasemishinini kufanele bathole imininingwane yesikhwama encike kuplanti yabo emagoseni abo.

Nog ‘n terugslag vir die surplus in die ingenieursfondsWysigings aan die Wet op Pensioenfondse beteken dat werkers in die ingenieursbedryf moontlik tot 2010 sal moet wag vir hulle aandeel in die surplus.

In die tussentyd kan werkers in die motorbedryf hulle uitbetalings in Maart ontvang, terwyl outowerkers die detail omtrent hulle aanleg-gebaseerde fondse by hulle vloerbeamptes moet kry.

Tshitiso e nngwe hape bakeng sa ditjhelete tse setseng tsa boenjinereDiphetolo tsa Molao wa Matlole a Penshene di bolela hore basebetsi ba boenjinere ba tla tshwanela ho ema hape ho fihlela selemo sa 2010 pele ba fumana karolo ya bona ya tjhelete e setseng.

Ho sa le jwalo basebetsi ba makoloing bona ba ka iphumana ba lefuwe tjhelete eo e setseng ka Tlhakubele ha basebetsi ba auto bona ba lokela ho batlisisa dintlha matloleng a bona a leng dipolanteng ka ho botsa di-shopsteward tsa bona.

Motor briefs

Success of recruitment means cover for all motor workersLast year the Department of Labour (DOL) threatened that it would not extend the motor agreement to cover all motor employers if trade unions did not increase their membership.

Since the pilot project to recruit motor workers began in June/July 2007 in Numsa's Wits Central West, Ekurhuleni and Hlanganani regions, the three temporary recruiters have recruited almost 3000 new members.

The rest of Numsa's regions have recruited an extra ???? members during this time.

All of these efforts have meant that when it came time to extend the agreement late last year, DOL had no choice but to do so.

And this time, for the first time ever, it extended the motor agreement to cover the whole of South Africa. Before last year, areas like the TBVC (Transkei, Ciskei, Venda, Bophutatswana) states as well as the self-governing states like KwaZulu were all excluded.

Now all these areas will be covered by the agreement.All dispute resolution like conciliation and arbitration on unfair dismissals will be handled by Mibco.

In some areas this was already happening but all companies will be covered by September 1 2008.For wage rates and overtime rates, different employers will be covered as below:* Sector 5 employers (petrol stations) must pay the new agreement rates for wages and overtime from December 10 2007* those employers in the TBVC areas who register voluntarily with Mibco must pay the new rates from the date that they register* those not registered will be forced to pay the new rates from September 1 2008 but these rates will be phased in as agreed.

If employers want to apply for exemption from paying the wage rates and other conditions of employment,” says motor sector coordinator, Elias Kubeka, “they must apply for exemption by August 30 2008.

To apply for exemption, employers have to consult with their workers and get worker representatives to sign the exemption request before sending it to Mibco.

Isivumelwano sabezimoto sibhekela bonke abasebenzi basezimotweniUmkhankaso weNumsa wokufuna abasebenzi basezimotweni usuholele ekutheni Umnyango Wezemisebenzi wandise isivumelwano sasezimotweni ukuthi sikhave iNingizimu Afrika yonke.Ngaphambi kwangonyaka odlule, izindawo ezinjengohulumeni bama-TVBC (Transkei, Ciskei, Venda, Bophutatswana) zazikhishelwe ngaphandle.

Ngalesi sivumelwano esisha:* Abaqashi bengxenye 5 (amagalaji kaphethroli) kufanele bakhokhe amazinga esivumelwano esisha samaholo kanye nemali yokusebenza izikhathi ezeqile kusukela ngomhla ka-10 Disemba 2007 * labo baqashi abasezindaweni zama-TBVC abazibhalisela ngokuthanda ne-Mibco kufanele bakhokhe amazinga amasha kusukela ngosuku ababhalise ngalo* labo abangabhalisile kufanele bakhokhe amazinga amasha kusukela ngomhla ka-1 Septhemba 2008.

Nanoma yimuphi umqashi angafaka isicelo sokukhululwa ekukhokheni la mazinga amasha.

Motorooreenkoms dek alle werkers in die motorbedryfNumsa se werwingsveldtog in die motorsektor het daartoe gelei dat die Departement van Arbeid die ooreenkoms vir die motorbedryf uitgebrei het om op die hele Suid-Afrika van toepassing te wees. Voor verlede jaar was gebiede soos die voormalige TBVC-state (Transkei, Bophutatswana, Venda, Ciskei) asook die selfregerende gebiede soos KwaZulu almal uitgesluit.Met hierdie nuwe ooreenkoms:* moet Sektor 5-werkgewers (petrolstasies) vanaf 10 Desember 2007 die vlakke vir lone en oortyd soos in die nuwe ooreenkoms uiteengesit betaal* moet daardie werkgewers in die TBVC-lande wat vrywilliglik by Mibco registreer, die nuwe loonvlakke betaal vanaf die datum waarop hulle geregistreer word* moet diegene wat nie geregistreer is nie, die nuwe vlakke vanaf 1 September 2008 betaal.

Enige werkgewer kan aansoek doen om van hierdie nuwe loonvlakke vrygestel te word.

Tumellano ya Makoloing e sireletsa basebetsi bohle ba makoloingLetsholo la ho thaotha ditho la Numsa makoloing le bile le sephetho sa hore Lefapha la Mesebetsi le atolose tumellano ya makoloing hore e kenyelletse Afrika Borwa ka bophara.

Pele ho selemo se fetileng, dibaka tse jwalo ka tsa dinaha tse neng di tsejwa ka TBVC (Transkei, Ciskei, Venda, Bophuthatswana) mmoho le dinaha tse neng di ipusa tse jwalo ka KwaZulu kaofela ha tsona di ne di sa kenyelletswa.Ka tumellano ena e ntjha:* Boramesebetsi ba Sector 5 (diteishene tsa peterole) ba lokela ho lefa direiti tsa tumellano e ntjha bakeng sa meputso le nako e ekeditsweng ho tloha ka la 10 Tshitwe 2007* boramesebetsi bao ba leng dibakeng tse neng di tsejwa ka TBVC ba ingodisang ka boithaopo le Mibco ba lokela ho lefa direiti tse ntjha ho tloha letsatsing leo ba ingodisitseng ka lona* bao ba sa ingodisang ba lokela ho lefa direiti tse ntjha ho tloha ka la 1 Loetse 2008.Ramosebetsi ofe kapa ofe a ka etsa kopo ya ho lokollwa ditlamong tsa ho lefa direiti tsena tse ntjha.

Motor recruiters – inspectors for MibcoNumsa's motor recruiters are finding that often they are doing the job of inspectors of the Motor Industries Bargaining Council (Mibco).

When they go and recruit, they find that many companies are not registered with Mibco nor are they deducting or paying provident fund and council levies to the Council.

Often the companies are not even registered with the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF).To make matters more complicated, many of the workers are foreign.

Numsa recruiters must then assist them to get proper documentation from the Department of Home Affairs.

You can help yourself and Numsa by checking with Mibco to see if your company has registered you.Follow these easy steps:Step 1:Check your pay slip. Does it show deductions for:

UIF (1% of your basic wage) provident fund (7,5% of your basic wage) council lev (R1,95 per week)

If it does not, then phone your nearest Numsa office (see page ?? for Numsa addresses) and give them your company details so they can report them to Mibco.

Step 2:If it is deducting these moneys, phone your nearest Numsa office or Mibco office and ask them to check if you are registered with Mibco and if your company is paying your deductions to Mibco. (You will need to give them your ID number)

Find Mibco at these places:KZN: 5 Renshaw Road, Congella 4013 (031) 205 6243/4/5/6Northern region: 2nd Floor Hatfield Forum East Building, 1077 Arcadia Street, Hatfield, 0083 (012) 342 3404/0130Free State: 26 Lombard Street, Hilton, Bloemfontein (051) 409 4000Western Province: Unit 4 & 5 Caduseus Building, DJ Woodway, Bellville (021) 945 4626Eastern Cape: 55 Newton Street, Newton Park, Port Elizabeth 6045 (041) 364 0250Highveld/MSSC: 1st Floor, 276 Oak Avenue, Randburg 2194 (011) 787 9713

TranslationAnother setback for engineering surplusAmendments to the Pension Funds Act mean that engineering workers could wait until 2010 for their share of the surplus.

Meanwhile motor workers could see their surplus paid out in March while auto workers must find out details of their plant-based funds from their shop stewards.

Motor agreement covers all motor workersNumsa's motor recruitment campaign has resulted in the Department of Labour extending the motor agreement to cover the whole of South Africa. Before last year, areas like the TBVC (Transkei, Ciskei, Venda, Bophutatswana) states as well as the self-governing states like KwaZulu were all excluded.

With this new agreement:* Sector 5 employers (petrol stations) must pay the new agreement rates for wages and overtime from December 10 2007* those employers in the TBVC areas who register voluntarily with Mibco must pay the new rates from the date that they register* those not registered should pay the new rates from September 1 2008.

Any employer can apply for an exemption from paying these new rates.

TranslationAnother setback for engineering surplusAmendments to the Pension Funds Act mean that engineering workers could wait until 2010 for their share of the surplus.

Meanwhile motor workers could see their surplus paid out in March while auto workers must find out details of their plant-based funds from their shop stewards.

Motor agreement covers all motor workersNumsa's motor recruitment campaign has resulted in the Department of Labour extending the motor agreement to cover the whole of South Africa. Before last year, areas like the TBVC (Transkei, Ciskei, Venda, Bophutatswana) states as well as the self-governing states like KwaZulu were all excluded.With this new agreement:* Sector 5 employers (petrol stations) must pay the new agreement rates for wages and overtime from December 10 2007* those employers in the TBVC areas who register voluntarily with Mibco must pay the new rates from the date that they register* those not registered should pay the new rates from September 1 2008.Any employer can apply for an exemption from paying these new rates.

TranslationAnother setback for engineering surplusAmendments to the Pension Funds Act mean that engineering workers could wait until 2010 for their share of the surplus.

Meanwhile motor workers could see their surplus paid out in March while auto workers must find out details of their plant-based funds from their shop stewards.

Motor agreement covers all motor workersNumsa's motor recruitment campaign has resulted in the Department of Labour extending the motor agreement to cover the whole of South Africa.

Before last year, areas like the TBVC (Transkei, Ciskei, Venda, Bophutatswana) states as well as the self-governing states like KwaZulu were all excluded.With this new agreement:* Sector 5 employers (petrol stations) must pay the new agreement rates for wages and overtime from December 10 2007* those employers in the TBVC areas who register voluntarily with Mibco must pay the new rates from the date that they register* those not registered should pay the new rates from September 1 2008.Any employer can apply for an exemption from paying these new rates.

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