Bargaining Council for the Food Retail, Restaurant, Catering & Allied Trades

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Our current agreement which expired 31 December 2022 has been extended from 21 February 2023 to 28 February 2024 more

Clarity on Councils

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Please note that our current main agreement has been extended to 31 December 2021. You can download a copy under the Main agreement tab. Gazette 44005 R1361 more

Renewal of main agreement

Our current agreement has been renewed from 16 March 2020 to 31 December 2020. You can find agreement under main agreement. more


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The Minister of Employment and Labour, T.W. Nxesi has announced measures to be put into place by the Department of Employment and Labour regarding COVID19. Due to administrative constraints the Bargaining Council for the Food Retail, Restaurant, more

Directive by the council in respect to COVID-19

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Main Agreement

The current agreement expired 31 July 2019. No new salary increase has been promulgated due to the absence of an agreement. The Council cannot enforce the agreement until such time as a new agreement is promulgated. more

Main Agreement 2018

The main agreement has been published 7 September 2018. It is effective from 17 September 2018 until 31 July 2019. more

Main agreement update

The current agreement expired 30 April 2018. The new negotiated agreement submitted for publication. Agreement was published for public comment on 8 June 2018. 21 days for comment has expired. Awaiting publication of agreement. The Council is unable more