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

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Schedule 2 : Guidelines for Constitution of Workplace Forum

3. Distribution of seats to reflect occupational structure

 

 

(section 82(1)(b))

 

The formula to determine the distribution of seats in the workplace forum must reflect the occupational structure of the workplace.

 

Example :

 

There are 300 employees in a workplace. The occupational structure is as follows :

 

200 employees are manual employees; 50 are administrative and clerical employees; and 50 are supervisory, managerial and technical employees. The six seats may be distributed as follows -

4 seats for members to be elected from candidates nominated from among the manual employees
1 seat for members to be elected from candidates nominated from among the administrative and clerical employees
1 seat for members to be elected from candidates nominated from among the supervisory, managerial and technical employees.