The Metal and Engineering Industries Bargaining Council has recently sent out communication to all employers reminding them of the calculation of leave pay and leave enhancement pay for the annual shutdown period. Employers are reminded that 3 consecutive weeks’ paid leave must be taken over an unbroken period and must include 4 weekends. The 3 week period must be extended for each public holiday which falls within this period that would have been an ordinary working day.
All employees are entitled to full leave and bonus payments on completion of a 234 shift year (employees working 5 days per week)
A detailed explanation of the rules and calculations for leave and bonus payments is available on http://www.meibc.co.za