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

Chapter V : Workplace Forums

88. Matters affecting more than one workplace forum in an employer's operation



(1) If the employer operates more than one workplace and separate workplace forums have been established in two or more of those workplaces, and if a matter has been referred to arbitration in terms of section 86(4)(a) or (b), or by a workplace forum in terms of section 87(4), the employer may give notice in writing to the chairpersons of all the workplace forums that no other workplace forum may refer a matter that is substantially the same as the matter referred to arbitration.


(2) If the employer gives notice in terms of subsection (1)—
(a) each workplace forum is entitled to make representations and participate in the arbitration proceedings; and
(b) the arbitration award is binding on the employer and the employees in each workplace.