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

Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration

Rules regulating the Practice and Procedure for Resolving Disputes

17. Postponements



1) Postponement will be granted without the need for the parties to appear if both of the following conditions are met:
a) All the parties to the dispute agree in writing to the postponement; and
b) the request for the postponement is received by the Commission more than 10 days prior to the scheduled date of the arbitration.


a) A formal application in writing for postponement must be made if-
i) The parties cannot agree whether or not an arbitration should be postponed; or
ii) the request for a postponement is made within 10 days of the scheduled date of arbitration.
b) The application must be served before the scheduled date for the arbitration. The Commission must decide whether to grant the request for a postponement on the written document presented or whether to convene a formal hearing.