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


National Bargaining Council for the Electrical Industry of South Africa

National Pension and Provident Funds Collective Agreement

11. Interpretation, Application or Enforcement



(1) Any dispute arising which relates to the interpretation, application or enforcement of this Agreement shall be processed in terms of this clause.


(2) A party wishing to lodge such a dispute shall notify the Council in writing, setting out the details of the dispute and having served a copy of such notification on all other parties to the dispute.

Proof of such service shall be provided to the Council, and may include service by fax, hand or registered post. The Council shall arrange a meeting of the parties to the dispute within 10 working days of the dispute having been referred in terms of this clause, unless otherwise agreed between the parties.


(3) If the dispute is not resolved at the meeting referred to in subclause (2) above, it shall be referred to arbitration in terms of this clause, unless otherwise agreed between the parties.

Arbitration in terms of this clause shall be of an expedited nature and the Council shall appoint an arbitrator who is available to commence the arbitration within 10 working days and the arbitration shall take place accordingly.

The arbitrator shall be granted the power to determine the procedure to be followed at the arbitration and to regulate any other matter incidental thereto.

The arbitrator shall normally be required to make a determination within 5 working days of the completion of the hearing.


(4) Subject to subclause (3) any arbitration in terms of that clause shall be in accordance with clause 29.