Concourt gives Numsa a smack for not staying in its lane

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Concourt gives Numsa a smack for not staying in its lane

The justices of the Consitutional Court. Picture: Yeshiel Panchia

The country’s highest court on Thursday ruled that Numsa had violated its own constitution by accepting members that did not work in the sectors within its usual scope.

The Constitutional Court has refused to hear one of the country’s biggest trade unions on why it should be allowed to represent workers in industries falling outside of its normal scope. Acting Justice Margie Victor this morning dismissed the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa’s (Numsa’s) application for leave to appeal a Labour Appeal Court judgment overturning an award made by the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) against Lufil Packaging. The union had approached the CCMA in 2015, after Lufil refused to deduct union fees for union members employed by the paper and packaging company. Lufil’s stance...



 


 

 

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