The Labour Court in Johannesburg will rule this Thursday on whether the on-going strike by 10111 call centre workers is legal.
In July, around 5 000 call centre workers affiliated to police union, Sapu, downed tools after wage talks with the employer dead-locked.
Judge Benita Witcher scolded both parties on Wednesday, insisting that the matter should have been dealt with internally.
“This court has warned, and just recently this court has given a judgment. This court is inundated and it must stop.”
The parties approached the court in an urgent basis asking the court to intervene in what is essentially internal disciplinary matters that has to be decided, determined and regulated internally.
If the court intervenes in this process then every time there is a strike that means that the parties can approach the court.