Prasa said all employees would be re-instated with full pay as of the day the judgement was made and all would receive their lump sum back pay minus the statutory deductions such as unemployment insurance and pension funds.
“The collective cost to company is approximately R1-billion. PRASA will engage in dialogue with both the unions and the affected employees on the details of the reinstatements.”
NTM spokesman Ronnie Ramothina said workers were in negotiation with the employer on when to return to work.
He said workers spent just over five years waiting for the case to run its full course.
Ramothina said this period had been hard for the workers.
“Some lost everything‚ including their houses. Some had their children kicked out from schools‚” Ramothina said.
He said of the workers who were dismissed‚ 45 had died and 700 remained.