Can you be retrenched without being consulted? Constitutional Court makes a far-reaching ruling

Can you be retrenched without being consulted? Constitutional Court makes a far-reaching ruling Jan 27 2020 17:23 Wilmien Wicomb   When a union negotiates a retrenchment agreement with an employer, should this be binding on employees who are not members of the union? The Constitutional Court ruled on this last week. One of the objectives of the 1995 Labour Relations Act (LRA) was to guarantee the freedom of employees to form and join trade unions and to strike, and the rights of trade unions to bargain collectively with employers and employers’ organisations. In line with international accepted mechanisms, the majoritarian path was chosen [...]