18 July 2022 by and

Union Representation: It's my union and I'll cry if I want to

Unions have extensive rights under South African law. The rights of a union to bargain was however in 2020 curtailed by the Constitutional Court when the court found that a union was restricted to organising within the scope of its constitution.

But can a union represent its members in litigation processes? This is where the members are employed in an industry which falls outside the scope of the unions constitution. The Labour Appeal Court has recently considered this question which is discussed in this podcast

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