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

Chapter III : Collective Bargaining

Part E : Statutory Councils

43. Powers and functions of statutory councils

 

 

(1) The powers and functions of a statutory council are—
(a) to perform the dispute resolution functions referred to in section 51;
(b) to promote and establish training and education schemes; and
(c) to establish and administer pension, provident, medical aid, sick pay, holiday, unemployment schemes or funds or any similar schemes or funds for the benefit of one or more of the parties to the statutory council or their members; and
(d) to conclude collective agreements to give effect to the matters mentioned in paragraphs (a), (b), and (c).

 

(2) A statutory council, in terms of its constitution, may agree to the inclusion of any of the other functions of a bargaining council referred to in section 28.

 

(3) If a statutory council concludes a collective agreement in terms of subsection (1)(d), the provisions of sections 31 , 32 and 33 apply, read with the changes required by the context.

 

(4)
(a) From the date on which the Labour Relations Amendment Act, 1998, comes in to operation, the provisions of the laws relating to pension, provident or medical aid schemes or funds must be complied with in establishing any pension, provident or medical aid scheme or fund in terms of subsection (1)(c).
(b) The provisions of the laws relating to pension, provident or medical aid schemes or funds will apply in relation to any pension, provident or medical aid scheme or fund established in terms of subsection (1)(c) after the coming into operation of the Labour Relations Amendment Act, 1998.