Metal and Engineering Industries Bargaining Council
The Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) is a dispute resolution body established in terms of the Labour Relations Act, 66 of 1995 (LRA). It is an independent body, does not belong to and is not controlled by any political party, trade union or business.
The BIBC has been operating for more than 80 years. It originated in the 1920’s under the Inspector of Labour as “The Cape Peninsula Building Trades Joint Board” and had as its logo “Fair wages and Conditions”. In October 1925, the Board was converted to “The Local and District Committee of the National Industrial Council of the Building Industry of South Africa”. In 1995, the Labour Relations Act created a new legislative framework and renamed Industrial Councils as Bargaining Councils.