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


Schedule 7 : Transitional Arrangements

Part E : Disputes and Courts

21. Disputes arising before commencement of this Act



1) Any dispute contemplated in the labour relations laws that arose before the commencement of this Act must be dealt with as if those laws had not been repealed.


2) Despite subsection (1), a strike or lock-out that commences after this Act comes into operation will be dealt with in terms of this Act. This rule applies even if the dispute giving rise to the strike or lock-out arose before this Act comes into operation.


3) For the purposes of a strike or lockout referred to in sub-item (2), compliance with section 65 (1) (d) of the Labour Relations Act, section 19(1 )(b) of the Public Service Labour Relations Act and section 15(1)(b) of the Education Labour Relations Act will be deemed to be compliance with section 64(1)(a) of this Act.