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


Bargaining Council for the Hairdressing, Cosmetology, Beauty and Skincare Industry (Pretoria)

Main Collective Agreement

21. Independent Body


(1) In terms of the Act, the Council hereby establishes an Independent Body to hear and consider any appeal against the decision by the Bargaining Council with regard to the granting or refusing to grant exemption to non-parties.


(2) All appeal applications shall be in writing and shall contain the following information;
(a) grounds of appeal;
(b) full documents that were sent to the Council;
(c) any other relevant information that may assist the Independent Body to arrive at the correct decision.


(3) The Independent Body shall consider and decide on all written appeal applications and, when requested by the applicant or objectors to do so, may interview applicants or objectors at its following meeting: Provided that the Independent Body may defer a decision to the following meeting, if additional information, substantiation or verbal representations are considered necessary to decide on the appeal application.


(4) Once the Independent Body has decided to uphold or deny the appeal, it shall advise the applicant of its decision within 14 days.


(5) The independent Body shall give reasons for granting or refusing to grant an exemption.


(6) the decision of the independent body shall be final and binding.