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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 Four : Arbitrations

18. How to request arbitration



(1) A party may request the Commission to arbitrate a dispute by delivering a document in the form of Annexure LRA 7.13.


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


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


(4) This Rule does not apply to con-arb proceedings held in terms of section 191(5A).