Labour Court holds union members in contempt for violating Telkom interdict

Telkom said the Labour Court has held 14 members of the Communication Workers Union (CWU), including its president, in contempt of court.

The 14 members contravened an interdict Telkom obtained that prevents the CWU and its members from blockading Telkom entrances and exits, and restrained the CWU from interfering with Telkom’s operations.

They must appear before the court in November to show why the Labour Court should not make the order against them final.

All 14 CWU members have been ordered to pay Telkom’s legal costs, the company said.

According to Telkom, customers, suppliers, and employees were subjected to threats and intimidation by the strikers in various malls this week.

“This includes an incident in which a brick was thrown through the car window of a non-striking employee as the employee was trying to leave a Telkom facility in Randburg,” said Telkom.

“The safety of our staff and customers is of the utmost importance and we are relieved that the court has stepped in to put a stop to this criminal behaviour.”

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