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Annexure B : Dispute Resolution

19. Conciliation/Arbitration of Disputes of Right



All unresolved Disputes of Right, including disputes about the fairness of a dismissal or a dispute about an unfair labour practice, may be referred to SARPBAC. In regard to such referrals, the following shall apply:


19.1 All unresolved Disputes of Right that are referred to SARPBAC in terms of Clause 4 of this appendix will be scheduled for Conciliation/Arbitration subject to Clause 19.2 below


19.2 Where a Party objects to the Conciliation/Arbitration process, the matter will proceed directly to arbitration on the day that it is scheduled for the Conciliation/Arbitration proceedings


19.3 SARPBAC must give the Parties at least twenty-one (21) Days notice in writing that a matter has been scheduled for Conciliation/Arbitration, unless the Parties agree to a shorter period of notice.


19.4 The provisions of the Act and the provisions set out in this appendix that are applicable to conciliation and arbitration respectively apply, with the changes required by  the context, to Conciliation/Arbitration  Proceedings.


19.5 If the arbitration does not commence on the dates specified in terms of the notice in Clause 19(3) above, SARPBAC must, subject to clause 14 above, reschedule the matter.