“TRADE union Solidarity has approached the Labour Court in Johannesburg to interdict the use of national demographics in the police’s employment equity plan.  The South African Police Service (SAPS), which advertised 5,000 jobs last month, said in its heads of argument that should Solidarity be granted the interdict, the police ministry would have to return its 2015-16 and 2016-17 promotions budget to the Treasury.  Solidarity, which is locked in another case concerning the same issue with the Department of Correctional Services at the Constitutional Court, wants the Labour Court to interdict the police’s employment equity plan until the highest court in the country gives clarity on the application of regional demographics when instituting affirmative action”.

Solidarity seeks interdict on use of demographics in police hiring written by Karl Gernetsky first appeared today in BDlive publihsed by Business Day.