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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 Seven : Section 188A Inquiry

34. How to request an inquiry in terms of section 188A

 

 

(1) An employer requesting the Commission to conduct an inquiry, must do so by delivering a completed LRA Form 7.19 to the Commission.

 

(2) The employee must sign the LRA Form 7.19 unless the employee has consented in terms of section 188A(4)(b)1 to pre-dismissal arbitration in a contract of employment, in which case a copy of the contract must be attached to the form.

 

(3) When filing the LRA Form 7.19, the employer must pay the prescribed fee to the Commission. Payment of the fee may only be made by—
(a) bank guaranteed cheque; or
(b) electronic transfer into the bank account of the Commission.

 

(4) Within seven (7) days of receiving a request in terms of sub-rule (1) and payment of the prescribed fee, the Commission must notify the parties to the inquiry of when and where the inquiry will be held.

 

(5) Unless the parties agree otherwise, the Commission must give the parties at least seven (7) days notice of the commencement of the inquiry.

 

(6) The Commission is only required to refund a fee paid in terms of sub-rule (3), if the Commission is notified of the resolution of the matter prior to issuing a notice in terms of sub-rule (4).

 

 

1 Only an employee whose earning exceed the amount determined by the Minister in terms of section 6(3) of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, (currently R205 433.30 per annum) my consent to an inquiry in a contract of employment.