The organisation that is today known as the National Bargaining Council for the Road Freight and Logistics Industry (NBCRFLI) has been in existence since 1946. It has, over the years, undergone a number of changes primarily in accordance with the laws of the day.

NBCRFLI Certificate of Registration​


The Council is governed by the Labour Relations Act of 1995, which allows for employer and employee organisations to establish a bargaining council for an industry and area. Through collective bargaining, trade unions and employer organisations, which are party to the Council, are able to negotiate matters that are of mutual interest to the Road Freight and Logistics Industry. This approach allows for better regulation of matters which affect the Industry as a whole, thereby enforcing minimum standards and conditions of employment within the Road Freight and Logistics Industry, which ultimately contributes to labour stability. The Council also supports its members through managing the Industry’s annual leave, sick leave, holiday bonus funds, and by providing health and wellness as well as dispute resolution management services.


Parties to Council

Employers’ OrganisationsTel
Road Freight Association (RFA)011 974 4399
National Employers’ Association of South Africa (NEASA)012 622 8971
​Consolidated Employers Organisation (CEO)
012 880 0294​
​​ Trade Unions​Tel
Motor Transport Workers’ Union (MTWU)011 403 1619
South African Transport and Allied Workers’ Union (SATAWU)011 403 2077 / 117
Tirisano Transport and Services Workers Union (TTSWU)
011 331 7369 / 7094

What we do

We oversee the overall funds and benefits administration, compliance, enforcement and exemption of the various Collective Agreements that govern the NBCRFLI. This includes the following activities:

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  • Agreement Administration
  • Funds Administration
  • Enforcement
  • Disputes Resolution
  • Wellness Services
    • NBCRFLI Health Plan
    • Trucking Wellness
  • Exemptions