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

Bargaining Council for the South African Road Passenger (SARPBAC)

Main Collective Agreement

Annexures

Annexure B : Dispute Resolution

18. Conciliation of Disputes of Interest

 

 

This section applies to Disputes of Interest referred to SARPBAC. SARBAC's jurisdiction in Disputes of Interest is limited to conciliation. In regard to conciliation of such disputes the following shall apply:

 

18.1 Notice by SARPBAC of a conciliation meeting
18.1.1 After receiving a referral in terms of Clause 4, SARPBAC must give the Parties at least twenty-one (21) Days notice in writing of a conciliation hearing, unless the Parties agree to a shorter period of notice.
18.1.2 SARPBAC will give notice by fax, registered post or email, depending on the information provided by the Parties.

 

18.2 Failure to attend conciliation by a Party
18.2.1 The Parties to a dispute must attend the conciliation.
18.2.2 If a Party to a dispute fails to attend conciliation, the Commissioner may deal with it in terms of Clause 14.

 

18.3 If conciliation fails to resolve a Dispute of Interest that has been referred to SARPBAC in terms of Clause 4 of this appendix and a certificate has been issued by the Commissioner stating that the dispute has not been resolved then:-
18.3.1 after of a cooling-off period of thirty (30) Days from the date of such certificate, or any extension of this period agreed to between the parties to the dispute.
18.3.2 every employee, involved in the dispute who has the right to strike in terms of Section 64 of the Act, may embark on such strike action subject to at least forty-eight (48) hours' written notice of the commencement of such strike action being given to the Employer that is party to the dispute or, where more than one Employer is party to the same dispute, to SARPBAC and to the Employers' Organisation to which such Employers are members.
18.3.3 every Employer, involved in the dispute who has the right to lock-out in terms of Section 64 of the Act, may commence with such lock-out action subject to at least forty-eight (48) hours' written notice of the commencement of such lock-out action being given to the Trade Union (s) that is party to the dispute or, if there is no such Trade Union, to the Employees concerned unless the issue in dispute relates to a Collective Agreement to be concluded in SARPBAC in which case notice must also be give to SARPBAC.
18.3.4 if the issue in dispute concerns a refusal to bargain, as contemplated in Section 64(2) of the Act, an advisory award must have been made in terms of Section 135(3)(c ) of the Act before the notice as provided for in Clauses 18.3.2 and/or 18.3.3 above may be given