Election Overtime

Dear Member,

We have received several enquiries about Election overtime. There is no agreement with BEMAWU in respect of the overtime and therefore the Time Management Policy will apply.

Hereunder parts of the Policy.

· In short, there must be a written agreement not older than one (1) year with the employee to work overtime. If there is no such agreement, an employee may refuse to work overtime.

· If the employee normally works shifts, averaging of hours will apply. If the employee does not work shifts normally, the real hours worked must be credited and/or paid out.

· Overtime must be paid out, unless there is an agreement with management to take the time off, which must be granted and taken within a month.

· If you work more than 12 hours, it must be paid out at double time the end of the following month.

· If you work more than 4 hours and up to 8 hours on Election Day, you will be credited 8 hours and paid for 8 hours. More than 8 hours will be credited at real time and paid at real time worked. (Example: If you work 6 hours, you will be credited 8 hours and paid for 8 hours. If you work 11 hours, you will be credited for 11 hours and paid for 11 hours.)

The complete policy can be found at http://bemawu.org.za/2016/07/27/time-management-policy-sabc/

3. Overtime

• Employees agreeing to the principle of working overtime will be required to sign a form to this affect. The agreement will enable management to schedule staff for overtime. This agreement will be valid for one year. The agreement will terminate should the employee’s conditions of employment change (i.e. another shift pattern).

• Hours in excess of nine (9) hours per day will be credited at 1½ times normal time. Where averaging does not apply the time earned may be paid out or time given off as agreed between management and the staff member within one (1) month.

• All hours in excess of twelve (12) hours per day will be paid out at double time at the end of the following month.

• Will be limited to ten (10) hours per week.

Hours worked in a normal working week which includes normal and overtime may not exceed fifty (50) hours per week. All hours in excess of fifty (50) hours must be agreed to by the parties concerned and paid out at double time by the end of the following month.

4. Unsociable Hours

• Is defined as the hours from 17:00 to 07:00 on a week day and from 17:00 on a Friday to 07:00 on a Monday.

• Every employee working these hours will receive a ten (10) minute credit every hour or part of an hour worked.

• Management will have the right to either reduce the working hours to compensate for the credits earned or pay out the credits.

• The credits will be revisited at the end of May 1998 after the impact of the credits have been determined at which point it will be the subject of further negotiations.

• Any personnel member currently receiving a shift allowance may elect to continue with or elect to come into the new system.

• Meal intervals will be scheduled as per the Act.

10. Public Holidays

Work on public holidays will be dealt with as follows:

0 – 4 Hours = 4 Hours credited + 4 Hours paid
4 – 8 Hours = 8 Hours credited + 8 Hours paid
8 + Hours = Credit equals hours worked + hours paid equals hours

(10 hours worked – employee will receive 10 hours credit and 10 hours payment)

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