EFF distances itself from Labour Court matter

2013-09-16 14:45
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Johannesburg - The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) on Monday distanced itself from members who were involved in a Labour Court matter.

"The central command team has asked commissar Sam Tshabalala to submit a report as to his utterances and action on the said day and event, since there had not been any organisational mandate to his involvement," EFF national spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi said in a statement.

The Sunday Times reported that a labour broker was granted an order by the Labour Court barring the EFF from its premises in Vereeniging and across the country.

According to the Workforce Group, the case followed an altercation last month during which Tshabalala allegedly led a group of about 200 ex-employees to demand reinstatement.

EFF members apparently made death threats, and the company, which is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange's (JSE) alternative exchange, feared its employees might be killed, the newspaper reported.

Ndlozi said the EFF would meet with the Workforce Group to reach an understanding.

"The EFF supports and will always stand with workers, particularly against abusive companies.

"However, this will always be done with the workers in the front," he said.

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