psaThe Saturday Star reports that a faction in the Public Service Association (PSA) intends to appeal a decision of the Labour Court in a bid to force the union to remove members of the board who were elected last month.  

The Labour Court ruled against an application by three departmental branch leaders against the PSA.  A source in the union said on Friday they would appeal the judgment this week.  PSA spokesperson Tahir Maepa confirmed the matter was heard in court in a case regarding elections that happened in September.  In court papers, branch leaders Joseph Pule, Donald Malebye and Khwezi Madikane challenged the PSA and its board directors.  They argued the meeting to elect the new board had been illegal, viz.:  “The first reason rendering it unlawful was the fact that it could not have been requested in writing by five or more directors because the active board members, save for the chairperson, had only four directors.  It is further clear that the newly elected members to fill the five vacancies could not be part of the five or more directors requesting the said meeting because they had not yet been officially appointed.”  They further claimed that vetting had not been conducted on the elected members.  

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