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

Labour Market and Human Resource Development for Job Creation Social Plan

6. Ministerial Notification and Department of Labour Services



1) In the event that a retrenchment in excess of 500 people or 10% of the labour force of a company (whichever is the greater) is proposed, within a one year period, the Minister of Labour must be notified by the employer.


2) Where the Labour Relations Act procedures and codes have been followed, and large scale retrenchments are anticipated, assistance may be requested from the Department of Labour.