The Plastics Convertors Association of South Africa (PCA) is an Employers Association for Plastics Convertors, representing the largest and most important sector in the plastic industry in Southern Africa.
The PCA is also a duly registered Employers Organisation in accordance with the Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995 as amended, which includes but is not limited to access to the National Bargaining Structure within the Metal and Engineering Industries Bargaining Council (MEIBC) as well as access to both the CCMA and MEIBC Centre for Dispute Resolution.
The PCA has committed itself to growing the industry by growing the local polymer consumption. The plastics industry converted 1 380 000 tons of polymer into finished products. We have set a target to achieve 1 460 000 tons which reflects a 6% year on year growth. The PCA has started some discussions in identifying ways of assisting its members to achieve this. The PCA has embarked on a plan to assist its members to achieve this target.
Areas identified to achieve the aforementioned and currently either re-negotiated or in process are:
- The current wage dispensation under the MEIBC; and
- The Polymer Pricing Strategy and protection of upstream suppliers.
“To serve members and develop, in conjunction with stakeholders, a viable socially and environmentally
responsible plastics converting industry”