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


Bargaining Council for the Hairdressing and Cosmetology Services (Semi-National)

Main Collective Agreement

26. Administration of this Agreement



26.1 The council shall be the body responsible for the administration of this Agreement and without prejudice to section 24(1) of the Act may issue rulings not inconsistent therewith or with the Agreement, and legal interpretations thereof, for the guidance of employers and employees. The Council and its officials shall incur no liability whatsoever—
26.1.1 arising out of any representation made as to practice, procedure or law;
26.1.2 for any such rulings and/or interpretations which may subsequently be found to be incorrect in fact or in law.


26.2 The council may from time to time determine any forms which may be required to be completed by employers and/or employees in order to facilitate compliance with any provisions of this Agreement.


26.3 The council shall be entitled in its sole and absolute discretion to appropriate any amount—

26.3.1         received from an employer or an employee; or

26.3.2 which an employer or employee is entitled to receive from the council and/or the Sick Pay Fund;

to or towards the payment of any debt or amount owing by the employer or employee to the council or any of those Funds, notwithstanding that the employer or employee may have allocated it to any other cause.


26.4 Every employer shall be obliged to make available a legible summary of the provisions of this Agreement in the establishment, which shall be readily accessible to all employees.


26.5 If any provision of this Agreement is inoperative or ultra vires in respect of the powers of the parties or the council, before or after conclusion of this agreement, this shall in no way affects the remainder of the Agreement, which in that event shall constitute the Main Collective Agreement.


26.6 Every employer shall be obliged to give to any employee who is a representative or alternate on the council all reasonable facilities to attend to duties in connection with the work of the council.


26.7 Whenever any provision of this Agreement requires or authorises any person to give written notice to the council, such written notice may be posted to the council via registered post, but the Post Office shall for all purposes be deemed to be the agent of the person sending the notice and the council shall not be responsible for non-receipt of the notice. Alternatively, the notice can be transmitted by using any electronic transmission.