Grouping of Clauses

The clauses in a CA should be grouped systematically based on the nature of the terms and conditions of employment. A suggested method for grouping the clauses is given below:

PART(I) GENERAL PROVISIONS

  • Collective Agreement Title
  • Scope of agreement
  • Duration of agreement
  • Definition/Interpretation
  • Objective/Cooperation
  • Recognition of management and union functions
  • Restriction on non-union members benefit
  • Full and final settlement of claims
  • Negotiation for a new Collective Agreement
  • Grievance procedure
  • Referee
  • etc.

PART (II) GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

  • Probation
  • Promotion
  • Acting appointment
  • Working hours and overtime
  • Rest days
  • Public Holidays
  • etc.

PART (III) TERMS AND BENEFITS ON TERMINATION OF EMPLOYMENT

  • Termination notice/payment
  • Retirement and benefit
  • Medical boarding out
  • Retrenchment and benefit
  • Death and grant of assistance
  • etc.

PART (IV) SALARY AND OTHER MONETARY ITEMS

  • Salary structure
  • Increment and incremental date
  • Annual wage supplement
  • Variable payment/Bonus
  • Incentive payment
  • Shift allowance
  • Transport and allowance
  • Meal allowance
  • Laundry allowance
  • Service award
  • Service points and value
  • etc.

PART (V) LEAVE ITEMS

  • Annual leave
  • Sick leave
  • Maternity leave
  • Paternity leave
  • Marriage leave
  • Childcare leave
  • Compassionate leave
  • Union leave
  • Study leave
  • etc.

PART (VI) MEDICAL AND DENTAL BENEFITS AND INSURANCE

  • Outpatient treatment
  • Hospitalisation
  • Dental benefit
  • Insurance
  • Workmen's compensation
  • etc.

PART (VII) MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS

  • Training
  • Uniform
  • Productivity committee
  • Safety committee
  • Equal remuneration for men and women