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Have Your Say : Labour Relations Amendment Bill [B 32 - 2017]

The Portfolio Committee on Labour invites interested individuals and stakeholders to submit written comments on the following legislation, with the purpose detailed below:


To amend the Labour Relations Act, 1995, so as to provide criteria for the Minister before the Minister is compelled to extend the collective agreement as contemplated in the Act; to provide for the renewal and extension of funding agreements; to provide for picketing by collective agreement or by determination by the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration in terms of picketing regulations; to provide for the classification of a ratified or determined minimum service; to extend the meaning of ballot to include any voting by members that is recorded in secret; to provide for the independence of the registrar and the deputy registrar; to provide for the appointment of an arbitration panel; to provide for the advisory arbitration panel; to provide for an advisory arbitration award and for matters relating to arbitration award; to provide for transitional provisions; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

Enquiries, as well as written submissions, can be directed to the Portfolio Committee on Labour, (for attention: Mr Zolani Sakasa), Parliament of RSA, P.O. Box 15, Cape Town, 8000 or emailed to 

In addition to the written submissions, please indicate if you are interested in making a verbal presentation to the Committee. 

The closing date for written submissions is Friday, 16 March 2018 at 16:30.

Copies of the Bill can be obtained from Mr Zolani Sakasa on tel: 021 403 3735, cell: 083 709 8488 or at

Issued by: Ms FS Loliwe, MP, Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Labour.