ENTRANCE POLICY: Professional Beauty is reserved for trade and professional visitors only. Due to the professional nature of the event, babies and children under 16 cannot be admitted.
New Collective Agreement for industry19 February 2018A new Main Collective Agreement for the beauty and hairdressing industry in accordance with the provisions of the Labour Relations Act, no 66 of 1995, has been gazetted and comprises the official terms and conditions of employment with which employers within the industry must comply. Valid until December 2018, the new Collective Agreement was made and entered into by and between the Employer’s Organisation for Hairdressing Cosmetology Beauty (EOHCB) and UASA – The Union, both being parties to the National Bargaining Council for the Hairdressing, Cosmetology, Beauty and Skincare Industry. The term ‘Collective Agreement’ is defined as a written agreement concerning terms and conditions of employment or any other matter of mutual interest concluded by one or more registered trade unions on the one hand and on the other hand, that which binds the terms of Section 31 and 32 of the Act (i.e. one or more employers; or one of more registered employers’ organisations). All employers and legal owners in the South African beauty, hairdressing and cosmetology sector are obliged to ensure that their establishments have been registered with the Bargaining Council. Says Matt Haddon of the EOHCB’s National Division: “The Bargaining Council Board and its committees have worked hard for the past two years to develop the latest Collective Agreement. There are many changes within the latest Collective Agreement, but the primary overall focus was the first step towards standardising the terms and conditions of employment in all regions of South Africa. In many cases, the different areas will still have similar conditions as they were before, but in some cases, the new Collective Agreement will have presiding national terms and conditions.“The latest minimum wages came into effect in January 2018. It’s worth noting that salaries differ greatly between different divisions, as well as the different occupations within a salon.” If salon owners seek any assistance, or have any queries regarding the latest compliance matters within their businesses, they are invited to contact the EOHCB (www.eohcb.co.za).Salon employees who may wish for any further clarification should contact the Personal Care sector of UASA – The Union (https://uasa.co.za/contact-us/sector-contact-details).(Report by Joanna Sterkowicz)