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Labour Relations Act, 1995 (Act No. 66 of 1995)

Chapter VI : Trade Unions and Employers' Organisations

Part A : Registration and Regulation of Trade Unions and Employers' Organisations

101. Changing constitution or name of registered trade unions or employers' organisations

 

 

(1) A registered trade union or a registered employers' organisation may resolve to change or replace its constitution.

 

(2) The registered trade union or the registered employers' organisation must send the registrar a copy of the resolution and a certificate signed by its secretary stating that the resolution complies with its constitution.

 

(3) The registrar must—
(a) register the changed or new constitution if it meets the requirements for registration; and
(b) send the registered trade union or registered employers' organisation a copy of the resolution endorsed by the registrar, certifying that the change or replacement has been registered.

 

(4) The changed or new constitution takes effect from the date of the registrar's certification.

 

(5) A registered trade union or registered employers' organisation may resolve to change its name.

 

(6) The registered trade union or registered employers' organisation must send the registrar a copy of the resolution and the original of its current certificate of registration.

 

(7) If the new name of the trade union or employers' organisation meets the requirements of section 95(4), (These are the requirements relating to the name of a trade union or employers' organisation to be registered) the registrar must—
(a) enter the new name in the appropriate register and issue a certificate of registration in the new name of the trade union or employers' organisation;
(b) remove the old name from that register and cancel the earlier certificate of registration; and
(c) send the new certificate to the trade union or employers' organisation.

 

(8) The new name takes effect from the date that the registrar enters it in the appropriate register.