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

Chapter II : Freedom of Association and General Protections

6. Employers' right to freedom of association

 

 

(1) Every employer has the right—
(a) to participate in forming an employers' organisation or a federation of employers' organisations; and
(b) to join an employers' organisation, subject to its constitution.

 

(2) Every member of an employers' organisation has the right, subject to the constitution of that employers' organisation—
(a) to participate in its lawful activities;
(b) to participate in the election of any of its office-bearers or officials; and
(c) if—
(i) a natural person, to stand for election and be eligible for appointment as an office-bearer or official and, if elected or appointed, to hold office;
(ii) a juristic person, to have a representative stand for election, and be eligible for appointment, as an office-bearer or official and, if elected or appointed, to hold office.

 

(3) Every member of an employers ' organisation that is a member of a federation of employers' organisations has the right, subject to the constitution of that federation—
(a) to participate in its lawful activities;
(b) to participate in the election of any of its office-bearers or officials; and
(c) if—
(i) a natural person, to stand for election and be eligible for appointment as an office-bearer or official and, if elected or appointed, to hold office; or
(ii) a juristic person, to have a representative stand for election, and be eligible for appointment, as an office -bearer or official and, if elected or appointed, to hold office.