Ongoing since 2019, the case has seen the companies challenge the NBCLI on its authority over them, claiming to be part of the wholesale sector and not the leather and footwear industry, initiating a hearing with the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA).

Having won the hearing with the CCMA, the NBCLI will now continue enforcement proceedings, as it reports the companies are not paying their employees the correct prescribed wage rates or required contributions to the NBCLI.

Source: S&V