The Congress of the South
African Trade Unions applauded the progressive judgement issued by Judge Seraj
Desai on July 9th, declaring the current administration of garnishee
Cosatu’s Parliamentary Officer
Matthew Parks said, the union is committed in working with the Department of
Justice and Parliament to see this happen as a matter of the outmost urgency.
Parks said we view this as a
huge victory for workers because the longer can loan sharks simply go to a
court and have garnishing orders issued against poor workers without them being
aware of it, without engaging them, without the Judges making sure that the
worker can afford it and consent to it.
“Currently what happened with
this case is that, loan sharks would go to magistrate courts, far where the
worker is living to get garnish orders”.
We welcome that government didn't oppose this case and the fact that government supports this case and as
committed as self-commending the law to make sure the workers’ rights are
protected, Parks added.
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