All companies that are related to the transportation of goods by transporting the engine for rent or reward are affected by the NBCRFLI agreements. The definition of “goods” is not limited to sand, soil and stone. An employment contract (whether concluded before or after the opening date of the collective agreement) must not allow for less favourable treatment than that provided for by the collective agreement or a waiver of the provisions of the collective agreement. Conciliation is a procedure by which CCMA-accredited commissioners, who are selected for the NBCRFLI board, meet with parties of employers and workers in conflict and explore ways to resolve the dispute. Legal representation is not permitted with respect to the rules. This is a non-prejudice process outside the registration process. For the parties to reach an agreement, both parties must be present at the conciliation hearing. If one of the parties does not participate in the conciliation hearing, the case remains whole and can only be resolved by arbitration or by the labour tribunal, depending on the nature of the dispute. Sometimes the parties do not participate in conciliation because they prefer an adjudicative (or arbitration) procedure.

However, it is important to note that arbitration is a much more stressful, time-consuming and costly process. The NBCRFLI consists of the Association of Road Freight Employers and a number of unions representing the interests of workers. NBCRFLI has entered into several agreements that engage its members. These agreements are as follows: You can download the following agreements by clicking below on the corresponding PDFs. If the parties fail to reach an agreement at the mediation level, the case is not resolved and the dispute can be referred to conciliation. Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995 (the LRA) provides that in the event of a conflict between the employment contract and the collective agreement, a collective agreement varies from one employment contract between the worker and the employer, both of which are bound by the collective agreement. [2] All provisions of an employment contract that permit such a prohibited agreement are invalid. [4] The Labour Relations Act provides for the self-regulation of industries through centralized negotiations within bargaining councils.