Act 651 7 the six hundred and fiftyfirst act of the parliament of the republic of ghana entitled labour act, 2003 an act to amend and consolidate the laws relating to labour, employers, trade unions and industrial relations. Cliffe dekker hofmeyr the labour relations amendment act. The amendment act came into effect on 1 january 2015 and introduces significant changes to the labour relations act 66 of 1995 lra. Labour amendment act, 2015 zimbabwe legal information institute. By johann scheepers certainly no less important than the often repeated statement that the words and expressions used in a statute must be interpreted according to their ordinary meaning is the statement that they must be interpreted in the light of their context. Guidelines issued in terms of section 958 of the labour relations act, no. Oxford university press labour relations n5 student book. Section 198 introduces important new rights for labour broker, contract and parttime workers. Interpretation part ii fundamental rights and protections sub part a child labour 5. Purpose the purpose of the amendment act 2014 is to amend the labour relations act, 1995, so as to. Labour relations act amended 2014 description the labour relations act lra, act 66 of 1995 aims to promote economic development, social justice, labour peace and democracy in the workplace.
Jan 07, 2015 it is anticipated that the amendment act will come into operation on 1 january 2015. Labour act, 2003 ministry of employment and labour relations. The amendment act introduces a number of significant amendments to the labour relations act 66 of 1995 lra, the most salient of which are briefly summarised below. National labor relations act united states house of. Requirements for constitution of workplace forum 83. An act of parliament to consolidate the law relating to trade unions and trade disputes, to provide for the registration. We provide below a summary of the salient changes to. Section 1 of the labour relations act, 1995 hereinafter referred to as the principal. This act may be cited as the labour amendment act, 2015. The labour relations amendment act 6 of 2014 act was assented to by the president and published in the government gazette no. Consideration of notices of possible protest action in terms of section 77 of the labour relations act. Interpreting the 2015 amendments to the labour relations act. National labor relations act chapter 372 of the 80th congress, 49 stat. Department of labour amended labour relations act page 3 of 155 80.
The statements contained in this smart phone application are. Part a registrar of labour relations the act makes provision for the appointment of a registrar of labour relations. The labour relations amendment act 6 of 2014 hr pulse. Workplace relations act 2015 fixed payment notice regulations 2015 s. Labour relations n5 student book the specification in this catalogue, including without limitation price, format, extent, number of illustrations, and month of publication, was as accurate as possible at the time the catalogue was compiled. Among other things, this amendment act protects three categories of nonstandard employees. It was last amended by the public law listed in the as amended. Dec 12, 2014 on 1 january 2015 the labour relations amendment act no. National labor relations boards ambush election rule march 2015 produced by the shrm government affairs department background.
The national labor relations act nlra or the act recognizes the right of employees to engage in collective bargaining through representatives of their own choosing. Employee rights under the national labor relations act the national labor relations act nlra guarantees the right of employees to organize and bargain collectively with their employers, and to engage in other protected concerted activity or to refrain from engaging in any of the above activity. Apollo tyres south africa pty ltd v ccma 20 5 bllr 434 lac e fourie 1 introduction in the apollo case1 the court once again had to determine the content of benefits in. Federal law no 8, for 1980, on regulation of labour relations 2. Amended labour relations act pdf, document, labour law. By encouraging the practice and procedure of collective bargaining, the act attempts to mitigate and eliminate laborrelated obstructions to the free flow of commerce. Enacted by the parliament and the president of zimbabwe. June 2015 workplace relations act 2015 citizens information board. Prohibition of child labour sub part b forced labour 6. The labour relations act is the statute that regulates labour relations and collective bargaining in the private sector in this province.
Interpreting the 2015 amendments to the labour relations act 66 of 1995 in light of the underlying purpose of south africas labour laws. Number 16 of 2015 workplace relations act 2015 irish statute book. Amended by legal aid south africa act 39 of 2014 from 1 mar 2015. They must also provide the registrar of labour relations with financial reports, lists of members, changes of addresses, information on the election of its office bearers etc. Labour relations amendment act 127 of 1998 labour relations amendment act 12 of 2002 intelligence services act 65 of 2002 electronic communications security pty ltd act 68 of 2002 general intelligence laws amendment act 52 of 2003 prevention and combating of corrupt activities act 12 of 2004 act to change the law governing labour relations. Extension to non parties of the main collectiveagreement i, mildred nelisiwe oliphant, minister of labour, hereby in terms of section 322 read with section 325 and section 328 of the labour relations act, 1995, declare that the collective. The labour relations amendment act will take effect on 1. Labour relations act 66 of 1995 south african government. Your guide to labour law in south africa labour guide. The labour relations act contains provisions outlining the labour relations rights and responsibilities of employers, trade unions and employees. Some important facts from the proposed legislation amendments to interpret this. The impact of labour relations amendment act 6 of 2014.
It also deals with strikes and lockouts, workplace forums and alternative dispute resolution. The law protects the right of employees to engage in protected concerted activitiesgroup action to improve wages, benefits, and working conditions and to engage in union activities and support a union. The act guarantees employees the right to seek collective. The national labor relations act of 1935 nlra states that a union can be certified as. Labour relations amendment act 6 of 2014 government notice 629 in government gazette 37921 dated.
S 149 amended by labour relations amendment act 6 fo 2014 from 1 jan 2015 amended by general intelligence laws amendment act 11 of 20 from 29 jul 20. An act of parliament to consolidate the law relating to trade unions and trade disputes, to provide for the registration, regulation, management. Labour relations amendment act south african government. Labour relations, employment conditions and participation in the health sector dr pedro brito coordinator, human resources development program, pahowho, washington dc. Number 16 of 2015 workplace relations act 2015 revised. On 18 august 2014, the president of the republic of south africa assented to the labour relations amendment act 6 of 2014 amendment act. Labour amendment act, 2015 zimbabwe legal information. You also have a right to not engage in protected concerted or union activities. The summary is a popular version of the new rights and is aimed at everyone involved in defending or organising such workers. A party to a collective agreement can request the appointment of a single arbitrator through an expedited process, as outlined in section 49 of the labour relations act, 1995.
Act to change the law governing labour relations and, for that purpose to give effect to section 23 of the constitution. Amended by labour relations amendment act 6 fo 2014 from 1 jan 2015 amended by general. Ccma labour law amendments resource guide for users march 2016 page 3 table of contents labour relations act 5. These provisions come into effect 3 months after the commencement of the act the labour relations amendment act december 2014 the labour relations amendment act no 6 of 2014 signed august 2014, commencing 1 january 2015 will affect section 198a workers employed by labour brokers section 198b workers employed on fixed term contracts.
Section 32 of the principal act is hereby amended a by the insertion in subsection 3 of the following paragraph after paragraph d. Labour relations act, 66 of 1995 western cape government. Summary and explanation of the labour law amendments this summary and explanation represents the position after the basic conditions of employment amendment act act 20 of 20 bcea, the labour relations amendment act act 6 of 2014 and the employment equity amendment act act 47 of 20 eea were signed into law by the president. Summary and explanation of the labour law amendments.
It includes all amendments made to the act up to the 1st february, 2006, i. Labour relations commission dissolution day order 2015. The date on which the amendments will come into operation is still to be determined but it is expected to be before the end of the year. Interpretation deeming provision labour relations act.
Labour relations amendment act 6 of 2014 south african. Transfer of functions from labour relations commission to. Request for appointment of single arbitrator under section 49 of the labour relations act, 1995. Employment and labour laws miscellaneous amendment 2015. Paragraph a applies, three months after the commencement of the labour relations amendment act, 2014, to a person whose services were procured for or provided to a client by a temporary employment service in terms of subsection 1981 prior to the commencement of the labour relations act, 2014. It also provides an information service on all aspects of employment laws. Employment and labour relations an act to make provisions for core labour rights, to establish basic employment standards, to provide a framework for collective bargaining, to provide for the prevention and settlement of disputes, and to provide for related matters 20 th december, 2006 g. Act is hereby amended by the substitution in section 1 for paragraph a of. Employment and labour relations act, 2004 arrangement of sections section title part i preliminary provisions 1.
This act regulates the organisational rights of trade unions and promotes and facilitates collective bargaining at the workplace and at sectoral level. Summary of the labour relations amendment act 6 of 2014 elrc. Title amended labour relations act pdf description the labour relations act by the department of labour no. This booklet is a summary of the new section 198 of the labour relations act lra of 2014. This publication is a compilation of the text of chapter 372 of the 80th congress.558 737 84 1366 114 425 664 1301 1617 1662 1516 1659 1313 1186 89 1342 470 35 1361 1575 358 979 238 487 176 322 1302 1343 781 871 394 474 178 1637 1244 347 531 503 1188 1446 1204 818 1003 1037 108