Mr Chimuka Nyanga is the new Executive Secretary to the Association.
Collective Agreement Update:
The Labour Commissioner has confirmed and approved the Collective Agreement negotiated in the latter part of 2012 for 2013. All Rates, allowances and conditions have been rebased and are effective from 1st January 2013.
The latest version can be found under membership after you have successfully registered your account.
NCC Registrations, Renewals, Upgrades:
As per SI 37 of 2009* and SI 25 of 2010*
All Contractors Grades 1 to 4 should submit com-pleted forms to the :-
Payments for National Council for Construction fees may accompany the submission but should be made payable to the:-National Council for Construction.
The ABCEC Secretariat will provide registration assistance Ser-vices to Contractors. Thereafter ABCEC will deliver the forms and payments in favour of NCC to the Lusaka NCC offices .
For ABCEC members, the Secretariat will follow up on the Regis-tration & Certification process. The Secretariat is also available for members and contractors wishing to subscribe to ABCEC Ser-vices, assist in ZRA Cash Accounting applications and Labour related matters as well as impartial advice on other Construction related issues. Please visit our offices for membership forms.
Collective Agreement Update for 2012 Rates
The Joint Industrial Council today Friday 9th November 2012, reached
agreement on Harmonising the Collective Agreement to bring it into line
with the Minimum Wages SI46. At the same time the negotiations also
concluded negotiations on the Rates and Allowances that will commence on
1st January 2013 and end on 31st December 2013.
The Basic rate will increase across the board by K1,035.
The Lunch Allowance (Old K12,000) to (New K9,000) per shift.
Transport Allowance (Old K12,000) to (New K9,000) per shift.
As this Agreement will take effect on the 1st of January 2013, it was also
agreed that the Collective Agreement will be rewritten to include the new
rates noted above, but to comply with the re basing of the currency all
Kwacha rates, allowances and benefits will be indicated as re based
amounts. Once the Joint Industrial Council has signed the agreement the
schedules will be circulated.
*10. **ANNUAL CLOSE DOWN:*
*10.1. *The Parties have agreed that there shall be an Annual Close
Down period of all work places that are governed by this Agreement and the
period of such close down shall be for 14 (Fourteen) consecutive days and
as set out by the Joint Industrial Council in *Clause 10.4*
*10.2. *Any employee, (*other** than a Watchman/Security guard or
employees working on operations involving continuous production within the
mining sector*) working during the Annual Close down shall be paid at the
rate of ordinary full basic rate of pay for the time worked plus an
*10.3. *The worker shall be granted as early as possible thereafter
additional ordinary full basic rate of pay for that time so worked during
the Annual Close Down period.
a period of leave equal to the period which he has so worked.
*10.4. *Closedown Dates
*10.4.1. *Saturday 22nd December 2012 to Sunday 6th January 2013.