Computation of Earnings


1. Pay Components

  1. Basic Pay
    1. Wages/salary as per scale - taking into account, if necessary, the wage group (Art. 56, Art. 57 para 2a)
    2. - spare -
    3. Performance Allowance (Art. 21, para 1)
    4. Personal Allowances, Income Protection Supplement (e.g. Art 5, 8 PROTA)
    5. - spare -
    6. Chargehand Allowance (Art. 57 para 2b Prot. Note to Art. 62) Master supplement (Appx D Para I.2)
    7. - spare -
  2. Supplements/Allowances to the Basic Compensation
    1. Supplements (Art. 20 para 1) for overtime, work at night, on Sundays and public holidays; extension supplement (Art. 20 para2) severity allowance (Art. 21 para 4).
  3. Other Pay Components
    1. Compensation for stand ‑ by duty and on call duty of medical staff (Appx 'K' Part 1 para 4b
    2. Remuneration for on-call duties in other cases (Art 9 para 8)
    3. Functional allowance (Art 21 para 2)
    4. Sick pay supplement (Art.29 para 3)
    5. Supplement to the Mother Protection Payments (Art 14 Mother Protection Law)
    6. Shift allowance/Rotating shift allowance (Art. 21 para 3)
    7. Exercise flat rate compensation (Appx 'M', para 3) Article 16 C (10) 8 amended by agreed amendment 32 to CTA II wef 1 st March 2009

2. Basic compensation for extended regular working hours and part time employment

  1. When extending the regular working hours beyond 38.5 hrs a week for employees drawing a monthly wage or monthly salary, the monthly pay shown in the appropriate wage scale/salary scale for a regular 38.5 hrs working week (wage per scale/salary per scale - para 1 a item (1) -) shall be adjusted by applying the factor ( x : 38.5), 'x' representing the extended regular working hours established for the working week. Performance allowances, Charge hand allowances, Master supplements or payments for the temporary performance of higher level duties (para 1 a (3), (6), (7)) agreed or computed as month­ly rates for a regular working time of 38.5 hrs will be converted in a similar way to the extended working hours.
  2. The method of calculation in para a) shall also be used for the computation of the basic compensation for part time em­ployment; in this case the 'x' represents the part time hours of work agreed per week in the employment contract.

3. Hourly Basic Compensation

The hourly rate of basic compensation shall be 1/167 of the monthly basic compensation (Art. 16 para 1a) computed for regular hours of work estab­lished under Art. 9 para 1.


4. Earnings

  1. The gross earnings shall comprise the pay components of para 1 items (1) to (15).
  2. Retrospective payments shall be counted only for the pay period in which they have arisen. A pay balance from the preceding month (Art. 22 para 2d) is not a retrospective payment.

    * Net earnings are the gross earnings after statutory deductions.

5. Flat Rate Payment of Supplements and Allowances

Payment of flat rates instead of hourly supplements or allowances may be arranged by individual agreement. Condition for such an arrangement must be that the flat rate may not be less favourable to the employee than the average payment by the hour. The flat rate payment for overtime supplements must be recognizable as such. The flat rate arrangement may be revoked at any time towards the end of a pay period without requiring notice of termination of the employment contract.


6. Partial Monthly Pay

Partial payments to employees drawing a monthly wage or monthly salary shall be computed as follows:

  1. If an entitlement to a monthly wage/salary or to individually established monthly pay components does not exist for all calendar days of the month the employee will receive a pro rata remuneration proportionate to the number calendar days for which the entitlement exists in relation to the total number of calendar days of a relevant month. Working shifts which extend over two calendar days are to be allocated as working time to the first calendar day of the shift.
  2. Days which are work free in accordance with the regular working time schedule are considered to be calendar days for which remuneration is to be paid. This does not apply, however, if no entitlement to remuneration exists for the last working day before and the first working day following the work free day/days
  3. If the entitlement to remuneration does not exist for all of the working hours scheduled for a day, remuneration is to be reduced for each hour not worked by the fraction as calculated in accordance with para 3.
  4. If the level of remuneration changes during a calendar month, the amounts for each entitlement period are to be calculated by applying sub para a) accordingly.

7. Sequence of calculation:

The sequence of the positions at para 1.a. (1) to (7) is to be followed for the calculating basic pay. The allowances/supplements under para 1b. will be calculated based of the hourly basic pay (para 3). Other pay components in accordance with para 1c. will be paid in addition to basic pay and the allowances/supplements to basic pay.


Para 7 last amended by Amendment Agreement No. 4 to CTA II w.e.f. 1 st January 2002


8. Event related payments:

Remuneration related to reaching a certain age, the expiry of a waiting period or to obtaining a qualification certificate will be paid at the beginning of the calendar month in which the event occurs.