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


Schedule 9 : Model Constitution for a Statutory Council




Necessary first steps to be followed by council


1) At the first meeting of the council, which will be held-
a) the council, by a show of hands, must select a suitable person to act as chairperson of that meeting, subject to paragraph (c), as well as another to keep the minutes of the meeting;
b) the council must elect the chairperson and the deputy chairperson and the additional members of the executive committee in the manner set out in clauses 9 and 7 respectively, read with the changes required by the context;
c) the newly-elected chairperson of the council must take over the chair at that meeting;
d) the council must appoint the officials contemplated in clause 6(3)(c), (d) and(e) ; and
e) the council must appoint an auditor to perform the audit of the council in respect of its first financial year.


2) The secretary, in the manner contemplated in clause 10(1)(g), must as soon as possible prepare, for submission at the next ordinary meeting of the council, a budget for the council for its first financial year.".


[NOTE: According to the above model constitution, the council's certificate of registration is, upon receipt, to be attached to its constitution (see clause 2). If not so attached, the constitution of a council following the model will be incomplete.]".