The formal, institutional arrangement of the Stakeholders Advisory Group (SAG) exists to provide advice and support to the Arbitration Council and the ACF. SAG membership includes the tripartite labour parties – the Ministry, employer associations and trade unions – ensuring a regular forum for key stakeholder engagement and participation ensuring the Arbitration Council is a credible and independent labour dispute resolution forum.

The SAG is not authorised to exercise responsibility for management execution or day-to-day implementation of Arbitration Council or ACF activities. The SAG respects the independence of the Arbitration Council and its decision-making authority in settling disputes, and the SAG abstains from influencing the Arbitration Council’s awards, decisions and orders.

By ACF request the SAG function may advise on: activities and work plans as prepared by ACF; how AC/F can coordinate with other agencies and institutions and to provide an institutional link to key partners at national and provincial levels; SAG members constituents viewpoints; design of relevant policies and legal issues; provide feedback on ACF activity results; and, to undertake other functions consistent with the Arbitration Council’s mandate, the ACF Statute and the SAG Terms of Reference.