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Denel case postponed again while workers face financial hardship

UASA has received the long awaited Judgement from Judge Chris van Niekerk who granted the Denel board another opportunity to come with practical measures on progress towards full compliance by 23 July 2021.


UASA instituted contempt of court proceedings against Denel after the state-owned enterprise failed to act on a court order dated 4 August 2020 to honour all outstanding contractual and statutory obligations towards UASA members in its employ for the months of May, June and July 2020.

The delay is painful for UASA members in Denel's employ who are in dire financial straits due to partial salary payments since last year July. In early December, Judge Van Niekerk postponed the case to allow the Denel board to file affidavits in response to allegations of non-payment by UASA members.

The fact that he postponed the case again proves that Denel has no solid game plan to remedy the situation with its employees. The court ordered Denel to again file an affidavit recording progress made towards the implementation of the court order issued on 4 August 2020, at least 10 days prior to the reconvened hearing.

In the meantime, Denel has invited UASA to a meeting to discuss the way forward.

 For further enquiries or to set up a personal interview, contact Abigail Moyo at 065 170 0162.

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