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labourcourtsEWN reports that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) has come out victorious at the Labour Appeal Court (LAC) against the Transnet ports authority after the parastal unfairly dismissed 17 workers for allegedly participating in an illegal strike back in 2015.  

The matter was originally heard in the Labour Court, which found in favour of Transnet.  The decision was challenged by Numsa.  The LAC found the dismissals to have been substantively unfair, ruling that the workers should be reinstated by Transnet with immediate effect.  "As Numsa, we welcome this judgement.  We were always of the view that our members had been robbed when the Transnet management wrongly accused them of participating in the strike.  The LAC found that the Labour Court made a mistake when they made that finding and it ordered that Transnet will have to pay our members their salaries retrospectively from the time that they were dismissed," indicated Numsa spokesperson Phakamile Hlubi-Majola.

  • Read the short original report by Michael Pedro at EWN

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