Beauty professionals should take note that the Main Collective Agreement of the National Bargaining Council for the Hairdressing, Cosmetology, Beauty and Skincare Industry (HCBSC) has been extended until 30 June 2023.
This is as per a Government Notice gazetted on 10 June 2022 by the Department of Employment and Labour and in accordance with the Labour Relations Act (LRA) of 1995.
All beauty salons and spas are required, by law, to register with the HCSBC, which takes its statutory authority from the LRA.
The HCSBC was formed to achieve peace, stability and standards in the Hairdressing, Cosmetology, Beauty and Skincare Industry in South Africa. Its role consists primarily of facilitating agreements between Trade Union/s and employer organisation/s, in this industry’s case, UASA The Union and the Employers’ Organisation for Hairdressing Cosmetology Beauty (EOHCB).
Together, these two organisations constitute the parties to the HCSBC. The HCBSC provides a forum in which discussions and negotiations can take place, and collective agreements can be formulated. Once such an agreement has been reached, the HCSBC’s role also includes the fair and impartial enforcement of the agreed terms of conditions of employment.