Telkom has secured an urgent interim court order interdicting and restraining the CWU and its members from a number of illegal activities associated with the union’s current strike.
Today, the CWU blocked access to the Telkom Campus in Centurion along with some Telkom yards.
Almost 100 CWU members harassed and intimidated employees in Centurion, said Telkom, with employees physically restrained by protesting workers from entering the Telkom Campus.
There were also reports of blockades and intimidation at Telkom facilities elsewhere in the country.
The court order interdicts and restrains the CWU from the following activities:
- Blocking Telkom entrances at all Telkom premises.
- Interfering with Telkom’s operations.
- Intimidating and threatening Telkom non-striking staff.
- Preventing visitors, contractors, and customers from entering and leaving Telkom premises.
The CWU must also instruct its members to refrain from interfering with Telkom’s operations and blockading entrances.
Members who are participating in the strike must do so 50 meters away from Telkom premises.
“We will not tolerate the sort of thuggish behaviour we witnessed today,” said Telkom.
Telkom said it has met the unions on many of their demands, such as a moratorium on retrenchments, a cap on outsourcing, and a guaranteed increase next year.