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concourtThe Star reports that the Constitutional Court (ConCourt) has reserved judgment in an application for leave to appeal by a Metrobus driver, Sizwe Myathaza, who was suspended in 2007 for alleged ticket irregularities and subsequently fired.  

He was fired following his refusal to plead guilty, in terms of an agreement that the employer had reached with the SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) and Independent Municipal Allied Trade Union (Imatu).  The agreement was that all employees who had been suspended for alleged ticket irregularities before a certain date could return to work.  Myathaza insisted on a disciplinary hearing, but the employer refused his request, and instead charged him for absenteeism without leave or permission and dismissed him on 9 July 2008.

  • Read this report by Solly Maphumulo in full at The Star

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