The LC found that the trade union representative Mr  L conducted himself in an appalling manner despite being familiar with the litigation process, both in terms of preparation and conduct of the case.  Mr L put a version but failed to call witnesses and he also put his person in the dispute by putting to witnesses for the employer what he himself did or did not do in relation to the dispute between the litigants.  Whilst refusing to grant any relief to the dismissed employees Mr L was ordered to pay the employer’s costs of the legal proceedings.

Umjwara v Tiger Brands (Pty) Ltd t/a Albany Bakeries (JS696/14) [2016] ZALCJHB 483 (2 December 2016) per O Mooki AJ.