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numsaFin24 reports that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) indicated on Friday that it would be approaching the Labour Court in Durban to challenge Toyota's interdict against its strike at the car maker's operations.  

On Wednesday, Labour Court Judge Sean Snyman granted an interdict against the industrial action, which commenced last Monday, before the company said that it would seek an interdict stopping the strike from continuing.  However, Numsa maintained that the strike was legal and above board from the commencement.  It went as far as challenging Snyman's neutrality in this and other labour related cases involving Numsa.  "He is also a founding member of Labournet, a commercial brokering operation headed by him, and which provides services to employers.  Acting Judge Sean Snyman has often been hired by employers to represent their interests, against Numsa," the union said in a statement.  Union leaders met with workers to ensure they returned to duty while the challenge of the interdict was finalised.  The union has accused Toyota of failing to measure up to transformation and broad based black economic empowerment targets.

  • Read this report by Khulekani Magubane in full at Fin24

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