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


Bargaining Council for the Metal and Engineering Industries

Main Collective Agreement

Part 1 : Conditions of Employment

28. Agents



(1) The Council shall appoint one or more specified persons as agents to assist in giving effect to the terms of this Agreement. For the purpose of enforcing or monitoring compliance with this Agreement, as the case may be, an agent of the Council shall have the right to enter and inspect premises, examine records and question the employer and/or his employees in any manner that he deems appropriate, provided that such rights be exercised only as is reasonably required for the purpose of enforcement of, or monitoring compliance with the Agreement.


(2) After each inspection of an employer’s records and operations the agent shall prepare a report for the attention of the employer, worker representatives and in the case of an individual complainant, the complainant concerned, confirming the date and time of the inspection and, if any contraventions of the Agreement were identified, a summary of the contraventions and the action that management is required to take to rectify the contraventions. Any disclosure of information shall comply with the provisions of the Labour Relations Act, 1995.


(3) A designated Agent shall have powers set out in sections 33 and 33A of the Act and in Schedule 10 of the Act.