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

Chapter V : Workplace Forums

85. Consultation



(1) Before an employer may implement a proposal in relation to any matter referred to in section 84 (1), the employer must consult the workplace forum and attempt to reach consensus with it.


(2) The employer must allow the workplace forum an opportunity during the consultation to make representations and to advance alternative proposals.


(3) The employer must consider and respond to the representations or alternative proposals made by the workplace forum and, if the employer does not agree with them, the employer must state the reasons for disagreeing.


(4) If the employer and the workplace forum do not reach consensus, the employer must invoke any agreed procedure to resolve any differences before implementing the employer's proposal.