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handshake thumb medium90 90Engineering News reports that the Bargaining Council for the Civil Engineering Industry on Tuesday announced the signing between all parties in the civil engineering sector of a three-year agreement on wages and conditions of employment.  

The parties agreed to a 7.5% wage increase across the board for the first and second years.  The increase for the third year will be 7.5% or the consumer price index, whichever is greater.  The settlement will come into force once promulgated by the Minister of Labour.  The employers were represented by the South African Forum of Civil Engineering Contractors and the Consolidated Employers’ Organisation, while employees were represented by the Building Construction and Allied Workers’ Union and the National Union of Mineworkers.

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