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

Chapter V : Workplace Forums

81. Trade union based workplace forum



(1) If a representative trade union is recognised in terms of a collective agreement by an employer for the purposes of collective bargaining in respect of all employees in a workplace, that trade union may apply to the Commission in the prescribed form for the establishment of a workplace forum.


(2) The applicant may choose the members of the workplace forum from among its elected representatives in the workplace.


(3) If the applicant makes this choice, the provisions of this Chapter apply, except for section 80(11) and section 82(1)(b) to (m).


(4) The constitution of the applicant governs the nomination, election and removal from office of elected representatives of the applicant in the workplace.


(5) A workplace forum constituted in terms of this section will be dissolved if—
(a) the collective agreement referred to in subsection (1) is terminated;
(b) the applicant is no longer a representative trade union.


(6) The provisions of this section do not apply to the public service.