The CCMA was established as an independent, apolitical dispute resolution body in terms of the Labour Relations Act (LRA), Act 66 of 1995. It is aimed at promoting fair practices and resolving labour disputes within the working environment.
An employee can refer a dispute to the CCMA on account of dismissal, wages and working conditions, unfair labour practises, workplace changes and discrimination. Most cases referred to the CCMA pertain to unfair dismissal. In general arbitration awards in favour of the employees. This is due to incorrect procedures on the employer’s behalf.
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