Renate Barnard case heads to ConCourt

The union is shocked police have appealed a Supreme Court decision to reinstate Renate Barnard.

The union is shocked police have appealed a Supreme Court decision to reinstate Renate Barnard. Picture: Supplied.

JOHANNESBURG - Trade Union Solidarity says it's shocked at the police's decision to appeal the Renate Barnard Affirmative Action case, taking it to the highest court in the land.

Barnard has been fighting for eight years over what she believes to have been an unfair decision not to promote her through the police ranks.

Despite being recommended for the job, the position was left vacant.

In November, the Supreme Court of Appeal ruled in her favour, ordering the police to pay all legal costs and backdate her salary at the higher rank.

The trade union's Dirk Hermann says they will oppose the latest appeal at the Constitutional Court.

"We believe that the Constitutional Court will not come to another finding."

Hermann says while Barnard's rights are being trampled on, a judgment from the Constitutional Court will settle the matter once and for all.