The Communications Workers Union and TSTT will go before the Industrial Court this week, as the union challenges a 2018 retrenchment exercise.
The CWU is arguing that TSTT did not engage in proper consultation with the union when the process took place.
CWU Secretary General Clyde Elder was among those who were retrenched in that exercise.
He took the witness stand yesterday.
Speaking outside the Industrial Court afterwards, Elder said he was hoping for a favourable outcome.
He said, “If you recall, 500 workers were retrenched in 2018, myself included. We had challenged the company on that action and we have brought the matter to court. After much delay, the matter is finally being heard.”
The union is asking the court to compensate or reinstate the affected workers.
Senior Counsel Douglas Mendes heads the union’s legal team. The hearing will continue today, tomorrow and Monday.