On the 1st of October 2013 dispute resolution in South Africa entered into a new era with the accreditation of Equillore , a private dispute resolution agency, by the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) in terms of the provisions of section 127 of the Labour Relations Act, Act 66 of 1995 (the LRA) to perform statutory dispute resolution functions as stipulated in the LRA.as a an accredited service provider by the Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA).
The importance of this occurrence is that Equiillore may perform dispute resolution functions as stipulated in the LRA, a move that will dramatically increase and improve access to professional Dispute Resolution by employees and employers, and assist to build stability in the South African labour market.
The accreditation allows Equillore to conduct Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration processes (which include Pre-dismissal Arbitration / Enquiry by Arbitrator) in relation to disputes emerging from the workplace. It is noteworthy that the EQUILLORE PANEL PROFILE OF LABOUR EXPERTS consist of 35 Senior Commissioners/Arbitrators/Mediators and Labour Experts, selected by virtue of their extensive experience and proven skills in labour law, labour relations and conflict resolution.
Established in 1997, Equillore is a leader in Commercial Dispute Resolution services with a nationwide panel of over 200 qualified Commercial Mediators.
• Disciplinary Hearings
• Grievance Proceedings
• Pre-dismissal Arbitration / Enquiry by Arbitrator
• Appeal Hearings
• Conflict / Crisis Mediation
• Mediations in Collective Bargaining
• Training & Consulting
• Dispute Prevention Design
• Employment Policy and Contract Design