The Motor ferry industry Bargaining Council
(MFBC) was registered on 28 May 2003. The registration number is LR 2/6/6/15.
The parties to the MFBC are the South
African Motor Ferry Association (SAMFA) which is the employers association.
Current members of SAMFA are Commercial Vehicle delivery services, Grindrod
Auto, Motorvia, Siyaduma Auto Ferriers and Vehicle delivery services. The union
party is made up of the South African Transport and Allied Workers Union
(SATAWU), Transport and Allied workers Union of South Africa (TAWU) and THOR
Transport Action Retail and General Workers Union (THOR).
A registered constitution as amended is
available and the parties have a number of collective agreements covering the
The standing committee of the MFBC meets
regularly and is responsible for the following functions.
Job Grading (Download)
Any other interim duties that
it is required to perform by the parties.
The bargaining council meets at least once
The Negotiation Committee (the Motor ferry
forum or MFF) meets as per agreement between parties and negotiates wages, as
well as other terms and conditions of employment.
Two key objectives of the MFBC are to bring in
all employer parties falling under its scope into the council and/or to ensure
that terms and conditions of employment are applied to all parties. The latter
objective is achieved by extending the agreements to non parties through
application to the Minister of Labour.