The Labour Court granted a group of members who were suspended from the union an urgent interdict to stop the congress from continuing without them.

Leaders of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) are still pushing to convene the organisation’s court-halted national congress this week.

In a lawyer’s letter seen by Eyewitness News, Numsa’s lawyers, Serfontein Viljoen and Swart, write that the union will be in full compliance with its constitution after Tuesday morning’s special central committee meeting.

And as a result, they will then go ahead with the congress on Tuesday afternoon.

The Labour Court granted a group of members who were suspended from the union an urgent interdict to stop the congress from continuing without them.

Eyewitness News has seen communication indicating that the Eastern Cape region intends to approach the court on an urgent basis on Tuesday morning to block the congress from going ahead.

Numsa leaders appear confident that they will be able to resolve the issues raised by the Labour Court when it found that the union’s congress would be unconstitutionally constituted if it were to continue without the suspended members and the Mpumalanga region, which was placed on administration.

While Eyewitness News understands that some of the members who were suspended have now been invited to join the proceedings, key people in the dispute, including second deputy president Ruth Ntlokose, are yet to be contacted to lift their suspensions in line with the court decision.

 

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