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

Chapter III : Collective Bargaining

Part A : Organisational Rights

13. Deduction of trade union subscriptions or levies



(1) Any employee who is a member of a representative trade union may authorise the employer in writing to deduct subscriptions or levies payable to that trade union from the employee's wages.


(2) An employer who receives an authorization in terms of subsection (1) must begin making the authorised deduction as soon as possible and must remit the amount deducted to the representative trade union by not later than the 15th day of the month first following the date each deduction was made.


(3) An employee may revoke an authorization given in terms of subsection (1) by giving the employer and the representative trade union one month's written notice or, if the employee works in the public service, three months' written notice.


(4) An employer who receives a notice in terms of subsection (3) must continue to make the authorised deduction until the notice period has expired and then must stop making the deduction.


(5) With each monthly remittance, the employer must give the representative trade union—
(a) a list of the names of every member from whose wages the employer has made the deductions that are included in the remittance;
(b) details of the amounts deducted and remitted and the period to which the deductions relate; and
(c) a copy of every notice of revocation in terms of subsection (3).