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

Chapter III : Collective Bargaining

Part F : General Provisions concerning Councils

63. Disputes about Parts A and C to F



(1) Any party to a dispute about the interpretation or application of Parts A and C to F of this Chapter, may refer the dispute in writing to the Commission unless—
(a) the dispute has arisen in the course of arbitration proceedings or proceedings in the Labour Court; or
(b) the dispute is otherwise to be dealt with in terms of Parts A and C to F.


(2) The party who refers the dispute to the Commission must satisfy it that a copy of the referral has been served on all the other parties to the dispute.


(3) The Commission must attempt to resolve the dispute through conciliation.


(4) If the dispute remains unresolved, any party to the dispute may refer it to the Labour Court for adjudication.