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Insight into Interest Arbitration - the alternative to the strike

The right to bargain collectively has been so connected with the right to strike in South Africa that legitimate questions arise as to whether genuine collective bargaining can occur without the right to strike.

Following a research trip to Canada during October 2014 to gain insight into Interest Arbitration, Gary Wilson, General Secretary compiled the findings as outlined in the research article, which will demonstrate the viability of interest arbitration as an alternative to the strike by examining its implementation in the public sector.

The thesis of this Article is that an alternative to the right to strike exists and that, that alternative is final and binding called “interest arbitration”.

Read the full article here