Welcome to the SEIFSA Main Agreement for the Metal Industry 2016 - 2017

The content on this site includes, a summary of the conditions of employment in the Main Agreement, the full gazette version, plus many other beneficial features, such as pro forma HR/IR letters, case studies, the provident fund agreement, the MEIBC levy agreement, key word search, FAQ’s etc   which is the outcome of negotiations between the registered employer associations and trade unions that are party to the Metal and Engineering Industries Bargaining Council.

The Main Agreement is gazetted in terms of section 32 of the Labour Relations Act 1995 and is legally binding on all employers and employees in the industry.

This site follows the general sequence of the Main Agreement published annually in the Government Gazette.  It is intended to be a ready reference especially for line managers, Human Resource Practitioners and supervisors in the normal course of a working day.


Wording in RED indicates an amendment to the previous edition.

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