This is a fund established in terms of a collective agreement between one or more trade unions and one or more employers’ associations, and to which the employees of the employers who are members of the employers’ association are required to belong in terms of that collective agreement. In terms of the Labour Relations Act, if the unions between them represent, and the employers between them employ, more than 50% of the employees employed in a defined sector, the Minister of Labour may make the collective agreement binding even on those employees employed in the sector who are not members of the union(s) and those employers conducting business in the sector who are not members of the employers’ organisation(s).