The role of a National Bargaining Council is defined by the Labour Relations Act (LRA) and consists primarily of facilitating agreements between Trade Union/s and employer organisation/s.

Along with Bargaining Councils in many other industries, the HCSBC takes its statutory authority from the South African Labour Relations Act (Act 66 of 1995).

The LRA provides the framework, but an effective Bargaining Council such as the HCSBC can only exist with meaningful participation from both employees’ and employers’ representatives. In the case of the Hairdressing, Beauty, Cosmetology and Skincare Industry, these representative bodies are UASA THE UNION (representing employees) and the EOHCB (Employers’ Organisation for Hairdressing, Cosmetology and Beauty), representing employers.

Together, these two organisations constitute the parties to the HCSBC. The Council provides a forum in which discussions and negotiations can take place, and collective agreements can be formulated. Once such an agreement has been reached, our role also includes the fair and impartial enforcement of the agreed terms and conditions of employment.

We look forward to being of continued service, in a climate of mutual respect and understanding between employees and employers, and to doing our best to ensure that the current excellent labour relations in this industry are maintained. We will strive to continuously improve the services we provide.

You’ll find a great deal of useful information in this site, including the new National Collective Agreement and Wage Schedules, the new National Agency Fee Collective Agreement, Council documents/Annexures, the Council Chronicle and correspondence.

We’ve included the rules of our National Sick Pay Fund and National Sick Benefit Fund, as well as information on City & Guilds and Industry Training.

If you’re interested in joining us, you can contact us regarding the latest vacancies at the HCSBC, and we’ve provided contact details for all our offices, as well as for our Pension Fund Front Office, UASA THE UNION and the EOHCB.