Section 103A of the Labour Relations Act (“LRA”) confers power onto the Labour Court to place a trade union under administration, this in essence strips a trade union’s
leaders of their power.
The Labour Court will place a trade union under administration when it is just and equitable to do so. When a trade union is under administration, an administrator is appointed and is responsible for the entire management of the trade union and its financial affairs. It is similar to a company being placed under business rescue
The Labour Court has placed the Chemical, Energy, Paper, Printing, Wood and Allied Workers Union (“CEPPAWU”) under administration.