Dunlop Factory (South Africa): The workers who won't snitch
Date Written: 2018-11-23
Publisher: Europe Solidaire Sans Frontieres
Year Published: 2018
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX23151
Metalworker union Numsa files legal arguments in the Constitutional Court on on behalf of Dunlop factory workers from Howick, KwaZulu-Natal, after workers were dismissed because they did not snitch on fellow workers during a protected strike.
Many of the workers at the factory were dismissed not for committing the alleged misconduct but because they did not inform their employer that some of their co-workers had committed such misconduct. Because of the Labour Appeal Court's application of the derivative misconduct law in its ruling on the Dunlop case, Luxor Paints did not have to prove that the workers it sought to dismiss - the entire striking workforce - knew about the misconduct.