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Employment Equity Act, 1998 (Act No. 55 of 1998)

Chapter V : Monitoring, Enforcement and Legal Proceedings

Part C : Protection of employee rights

52. Procedure for disputes


(1) If there is a dispute about the interpretation or application of this Part, any party to the dispute may refer it in writing to the CCMA.


(2) The CCMA must attempt to resolve a dispute referred to it in terms of this Part through conciliation.


(3) If the dispute remains unresolved after conciliation—
(a) any party to the dispute may refer it to the Labour Court for adjudication; or
(b) all the parties to the dispute may consent to arbitration of the dispute by the CCMA.


(4) In respect of a dispute in terms of this Part, the relevant provisions of Part C and D of Chapter VII of the Labour Relations Act apply, read with the changes required by the context.