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

Chapter IV : Strikes and Lock-outs

70E. Jurisdiction and administration of essential services committee

 

 

(1) The essential services committee has jurisdiction throughout the Republic.

 

(2) The seat of the essential services committee is the Commission’s head office.

 

(3) The functions of the essential services committee, including the functions of the panels, may be performed at any place in the Republic.

 

(4) The Commission must administer the essential services committee.

 

(5) The director is the accounting officer of the essential services committee and must allocate adequate resources to the essential services committee in order for it to perform its functions.

 

(6) The director may appoint staff to the essential services committee after consulting the essential services committee and the governing body, and the governing body must determine their remuneration and other terms and conditions of appointment.

 

(7) The allowances of members of the essential services committee, assessors and persons appointed to investigate matters are determined by the Minister of Finance.

 

(8) The essential services committee will be financed and provided with working capital from—
(a) the monies that Parliament may appropriate to the Commission in terms of section 122; and
(b) grants, donations and bequests made to it.

 

[Section 70E inserted by section 11 of Act No. 6 of 2014]