Court: Employ this white woman

2012-07-06 10:08
Ansie van Niekerk (Beeld)

Ansie van Niekerk (Beeld)

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Johannesburg - The Labour Court has ruled that Denel Dynamics should appoint a white woman in a permanent position.

This blow for affirmative action came when senior secretary Ansie van Niekerk turned to trade union Solidarity after Denel appointed her seven times on fixed-term contracts and passed her over for a permanent position three times, reported Beeld.

She also worked as a contract worker for 24 months at Denel.

The reason she was given again and again as to why she couldn’t be permanently employed was affirmative action.

Eventually an external applicant, a black woman, was appointed to the vacant position.

Judge André van Niekerk on Thursday ruled van Niekerk should be appointed retroactively to February 2011.

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