City says they plan to follow a fair process in their disciplinary action
By Rhodé Marshall
05 September 2007
In response to the South African Municipal Workers Union’s (SAMWU) rejection of the City of Cape Town’s disciplinary approach, the City says they plan to follow a fair process in their disciplinary action against members of the Metro Police.
Spokesperson for the City of Cape Town, Pieter Cronjé says the disciplinary process will be finalised once the City’s engagement with the trade unions has come to a conclusion.
“The unions were invited to make proposals to ensure the fairness of the process. Their submissions are under consideration and any pronouncements by the unions on the process now are therefore premature,” says Cronjé.
He says that they have never had any plans of being unfair towards SAMWU or their members.
“The City will be guided by labour law and established guidelines laid down by the courts of law in this regard,” says Cronjé.