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CCMA orders company to pay outstanding leave pay

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The workers were employed on the multimillion-rand upgrade and extension of the Warrenton Water Treatment Works plant.

THE COMMISSION for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) has ordered Bics Engineering Supplies to pay employees outstanding leave pay to the amount of R25,425 by next month.

The workers were employed on the multimillion-rand upgrade and extension of the Warrenton Water Treatment Works plant.

The workers were hired on fixed-term contracts from June 5, 2020 to May 25, 2021.

According to the award that was issued this month, the CCMA commissioner of the building and construction sector, Zipporah Ngwenya, stated that he was compelled to accept the claim of the applicants – Gilbert Ntloe and 13 others – that they were entitled to the payment of their accumulated leave.

“Considering their daily rates and number of leave days accumulated, I see how they arrive at the outstanding amounts. I, therefore, find on a balance of probabilities that the applicants are owed the outstanding amounts of their leave as stipulated,” said Ngwenya.

It was indicated that during the arbitration hearing the applicants were represented by an official from the Blackpower Emancipation Allied Workers Union of South Africa, while there was no representative present for the employer (Bics Engineering Supplies).

The CCMA ordered that the money be paid into the worker’s bank accounts by October 15.

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