Acts Online
GT Shield

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

Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration

Rules regulating the Practice and Procedure for Resolving Disputes

1. Definitions

 

 

Any expression in these rules (an italicised word or phrase indicates that the word or phrase is defined in these definitions and/or Section 213 of the Act) that is defined in the Labour Relations Act, 1995 (No. 66 of 1995), has the same meaning as in that Act, and-

 

"Act"

means the Labour Relations Act, 1995 (Act No. 66 of 1995), and includes any regulation made in terms of that Act;

 

"association"

means any unincorporated body of persons;

 

"Commission"

means the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration established by section 112 of the Act;

 

"commissioner"

means a commissioner appointed in terms of section 117 of the Act;

 

"day"

means any day excluding a Saturday, Sunday, public holiday and the days in the period from 16 December to 7 January, both days inclusive; when any particular number of days is prescribed for the doing of any act, the number of days must be calculated by excluding the first day and including the last day, unless the last day falls on a Saturday, Sunday, public holiday or on a day during the period 16 December to 7 January, in which event the number of days must be calculated to exclude the first day and also such last day;

 

"deliver"

means serve on other parties and file with the Commission;

 

"director"

means the director of the Commission appointed in terms of section 118 of the Act;

 

"Judge President"

means the Judge President of the Labour Court;

 

"Labour Court"

means the Labour Court established by section 151 of the Act and includes any judge of the Labour Court;

 

"party"

means any party to proceedings before the Commission;

 

"public holiday"

means a public holiday referred to in section 1 of the Public Holidays Act, 1994 (Act No. 36 of 1994);

 

"registrar"
means the registrar of the Commission appointed in terms of section 120 of the Act, or any other person authorised to act in the place of the registrar;

 

"Regulations"

means the General Regulations published under Government Notice No. R. 1737 of 1 November 1996;

 

"Rules"

means these rules and includes any footnote to a rule;

 

"senior commissioner"

means a senior commissioner appointed in terms of section 117 of the Act and includes any person delegated by a senior commissioner to perform any of the functions of a senior commissioner;

 

"serve"

means to serve in accordance with rule 3 and "service" has a corresponding meaning;

 

"taxing officer"

means any employee of the Commission appointed by the director in terms of rule 15.