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CWU win first round in Labour Court

2 August 2012

The Communication Workers Union (CWU) has taken the Department of Labour (DoL) on an urgent application to get the court to set aside deregistration of the union and the publishing thereof in the government gazette.

CWU appeared today (02 August 2012) in court and the outcome is as follows:

  • A court order was issued interdicting the publishing of the union deregistration in the government gazette on the 03 August 2012
  • CWU and DoL agreed that the matter to have the deregistration of the union suspended be set down for arguments in the Labour Court on the 10 August 2012 to allow the DoL to file their documentation in this regard. This agreement also constitutes part of the court order.
  • CWU and DoL agreed in court that the date to hear CWUís appeal against the decision of the DoL to deregister CWU will be set down for the month of October 2012.

CWU believes that this court order gives hope that victory is certain, just as the unionís National Executive Committee declared its confidence in a positive outcome and therefore pledged support to the leadership during these trying times. The leadership of the union will continue to engage all companies, institutions and authorities within the Information Communications and Technology (ICT) sector to demonstrate sensitivity and sanity by allowing the union to act in the interest of its members.

CWU is of the view that the attempt to deregister the union is influenced by reactionary forces, forces of darkness, and certain interests within and outside its ranks who amongst others include some of the renegades.

Matankana Mothapo, National Spokesperson - 0827590900