CCMA to decide on a technical level of regulation to be argued within the case.
First printed by GroundUp.
Former Dippin Blu Racing horse groomers from Port Elizabeth must wait one other week for the result of a Fee for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) listening to to find out whether or not they can claim unemployment benefits.
The CCMA proceedings have been meant to happen on Friday, 16 October however have been postponed on the eleventh hour to ensure that the CCMA to decide in limine (a preliminary technical authorized level to be argued within the case).
Representing the previous grooms, Malibongwe Kayana, provincial secretary of the Democratised Transport Logistics and Allied Employees Union, stated, “The case couldn’t happen at present as a result of we’re ready for a degree in limine. We took over the case in April, however the lockdown delayed it. The grievance was late by three months [according to CCMA rules]. We are going to solely get the judgement inside the seven working days.”
The group first took the matter of their dismissals to the CCMA in March. However then they determined to drop the grievance in order that they might apply for UIF, which they couldn’t do if the case was pending on the CCMA. In September, they found that the Division of Labour’s system confirmed that they’d absconded from work, making them ineligible for UIF.
Then on 17 September, protests broke out and the grooms reopened their CCMA grievance. The violent protest stemmed from an incident in February the place a employee injured a horse. The steady proprietor says the employee stabbed the horse within the neck. The horse grooms dispute this, saying the employee mistakenly lower a horse’s ear throughout grooming.
The employees say they pleaded with the proprietor to not fireplace their colleague “as a result of that mistake may occur to all of us”. Within the ensuing dispute the employee and 39 others have been fired as a substitute.