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

Chapter II : Freedom of Association and General Protections

9. Procedure for disputes3



(1) If there is a dispute about the interpretation or application of any provision of this Chapter, any party to the dispute may refer the dispute in writing to—
(a) a council, if the parties to the dispute fall within the registered scope of that council; or
(b) the Commission, if no council has jurisdiction.


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


(3) The council or 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.



3 See flow diagram No. 1 in Schedule 4.