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Amended Labour Relations Act

by lloyd last modified 2010-08-25 05:08

4. Employees' right to freedom of association

Labour Relations Act (No. 66 of 1995 )
as amended by the
Amendment - Afrikaans Labour Relations Act 1998, Amendment - Labour Relations Act 1996, Amendment - Labour Relations Act 1998, Amendment - Labour Relations Act 2000, and  Amendment - Labour Relations Act 2002

Chapter 2 : Freedom of association and general protections


4. Employees' right to freedom of association

(1)           Every employee has the right-

(a)          to participate in forming a trade union or federation of trade unions; and

(b)          to join a trade union, subject to its constitution.

(2)           Every member of a trade union has the right, subject to the constitution of that trade union-

(a)          to participate in its lawful activities;

(b)          to participate in the election of any of its office-bearers, officials or trade union representatives;

(c)           to stand for election and be eligible for appointment as an office bearer or official and, if elected or appointed, to hold office; and

(d)          to stand for election and be eligible for appointment as a trade union representative and, if elected or appointed, to carry out the functions of a trade union representative in terms of this Act or any collective agreement.

(3)           Every member of a trade union that is a member of a federation of trade unions has the right, subject to the constitution of that federation-

(a)          to participate in its lawful activities;
 

(b)          to participate in the election of any of its office-bearers or officials; and

(c)           to stand for election and be eligible for appointment as an office-bearer or official and, if elected or appointed, to hold office.



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