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

Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration

Rules for the Conduct of Proceedings before the CCMA

Part Two : Conciliation of Disputes

10. How to refer a dispute to the Commission for conciliation



(1) A party must refer a dispute to the Commission for conciliation by delivering a completed LRA Form 7.11 ("the referral document").


(2) The referring party must—
(a) sign the referral document in accordance with Rule 4;
(b) attach to the referral document written proof, in accordance with Rule 6, that the referral document was served on the other parties to the dispute;
(c) if the referral document is filed out of time, attach an application for condonation in accordance with Rule 9(3) read with Rule 31.


(3) The Commission must accept, but may refuse to process a referral document until sub-rule (2) has been complied with.