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


Schedule 2 : Guidelines for Constitution of Workplace Forum

7. Time off for members of workplace forum



(section 82(1)(p))


1) The constitution must include provisions governing time off for members to perform their functions.



a) A member of a workplace forum is entitled to take reasonable time off during working hours with pay for the purpose of—
i) performing the functions and duties of a member; and
ii) undergoing training relevant to the performance of those functions and duties.
b) The right to time off is subject to conditions that are reasonable, so as to prevent the undue disruption of work.
c) The costs associated with the training must be paid by the employer, if those costs are reasonable, having regard to the size and capabilities of the employer.