Courts Rule Against Banking Sector Strike

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Court Issues Interdict Against Planned Banking Strike

In a last minute ruling, the Labour Court has said that the planned SASBO strike on the 27th September will not be a protected strike and is unlawful.

The strike was planned to disrupt the banking sector on payday for maximum impact in attention seeking over the issue of job losses in the banking sector. Some members could still go ahead with strike action but should then be prepared to face the consequences.

It had been anticipated that around 50 000 union members would join the strike planned for Friday this week. The last minute interdict was brought by Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) and means that if some do strike they could face disciplinary action.

Though the strike may now not be happening on Friday, the strike may simply be moved to such a time as the correct paperwork is put in place in the near future.