Industrial Relations Act 1946
Applications for variation of recorded wages (standard rate) orders and bonus orders.
79.— Where a wages (standard rate) order and bonus order have been recorded, the following provisions shall have effect—
( a) application may be made from time to time by trade unions and other bodies for an increase in the rates of remuneration specified in the orders;
( b) if any such applicant appears to the Court to be representative of workers to whom the orders relate, the Court shall publish notice of the application in such manner as, in the opinion of the Court, is best calculated to bring the application to the notice of all persons concerned;
( c) the Court shall consider the application and shall hear all persons appearing to the Court to be concerned and desiring to be heard;
( d) the Court may, as it thinks fit, refuse the application or make an order providing for such increased rates of remuneration as it thinks fit;
( e) if the Court makes such order, it shall specify in the order the trade unions of workers or bodies represensentative of workers (in this section referred to as interested parties) who shall be entitled to require the revocation of the order or the cancellation of the recording of the wages (standard rate) order and the bonus order in accordance with this section;
( f) if any interested party, within sixteen days after the making of the order, notifies the Court either—
(i) that it requires the order to be revoked, or
(ii) that it requires the order to be revoked and the recording to be cancelled,
the Court shall comply with the requirement;
( g) if an interested party does not so notify the Court, the wages (standard rate) order and the bonus order shall, as on and from the expiration of the said sixteen days, have, for the purposes of section 78 of this Act, effect as if they were amended in accordance with the terms of the order so made by the Court;
( h) if the Court refuses the application it shall specify the trade unions or bodies who shall be entitled to reject the refusal, and, if within sixteen days after the refusal, any such trade union or body notifies the Court that it rejects the refusal, the Court shall thereupon cancel the recording of the wages (standard rate) order and the bonus order.