It should be noted that we have not received any indication from the Ministry of Labour and Labour (DoEL) as to when the publication will take place, but we can note that it is very unlikely to be until September 1, 2020, when the next round of increases will begin. This sector represents workers in component companies, gas stations and car dealerships and employs approximately 306,000 workers. The transaction agreement, signed last week by the majority of NUMSA regions, is applicable from the date of publication and renewal and expires on August 31, 2022. However, the RMI recommended that its members implement the agreement as of December 1, 2019. The July 2020 R794 Automotive Industry Agreement The main collective agreement MIBCO regulated the guaranteed annual increases that an employer was to grant to its respective employees. Due to the expiry of this agreement; an employer within the meaning of this agreement can no longer be obliged to give such an increase until an agreement is reached, signed by the parties, signed by the Minister, Gazetted and officially enacted (promulgated.) Freistaat/Nordkap-Region: Grant.Theys@mibco.org.za Please click here for the detailed circular of 03 June 2020. We are aware of the serious financial and economic pressures that many Members have exerted following the long period of closure of operations linked to the COVID 19 pandemic and the associated Disaster.As, we would like to assure our members that the amended MIBCO main agreement, once it is published, will contain provisions allowing companies in financial difficulty to apply for a waiver from the implementation of these increases. An exemption is in fact a certificate that, if approved on the basis of certain financial criteria, is issued to an employer that authorizes that employer not to apply certain provisions of the agreement, such as wage increases and other unpaid cash items. The City Council also stated that from April 27, 2020 to July 26, 2020 (for 13 weeks), there would be a payment leave for SAMF contributions.