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


National Bargaining Council for the Electrical Industry of South Africa:

Extension of Consolidation of Collective Agreement to Non-parties

Part I

50. Negotiating Procedures



(1) Where any party to the Council wishes to initiate negotiations for the amendment of any existing Agreement or the introduction of a new Agreement, the party shall submit its proposals in writing to the Secretary.


(2) The Secretary shall immediately arrange for the proposals to be circulated to all interested parties and shall take steps to arrange a negotiating meeting within 45 days of receipt of the proposal. The date of the first negotiating meeting shall be decided at the next meeting of the Council and such negotiating meeting shall be held within 30 (thirty) days of the Council meeting.


(3) Further negotiating meetings may be held by agreement between the parties, who may also agree on any procedures, documentation, or any other matters for the purposes of assisting the negotiations.


(4) If the negotiations have not been concluded within the 30 (thirty) days of the first negotiating meeting held, or as otherwise agreed between the parties, any party to those negotiations may declare a dispute by notice in writing to the Council and shall satisfy the Council that a copy of the referral has been served on all other parties to the dispute. This service shall be effected by means of telefax, hand delivery or registered post.


(5) Industry disputes shall be processed in accordance with clause 52(4). All other disputes shall be processed in accordance with clause 52 (1) to 52 (3) of this Agreement.