'Haircut' case to return to court

Two Imatu members were dismissed earlier this month for refusing to cut their hair.

Imatu will return to the Pretoria High Court in a bid to have two of its members reinstated into a training programme run by the Tshwane Metro Police. Picture: RSC.Inc.

JOHANNESBURG - The Independent Municipal & Allied Trade Union (Imatu) says it will return to the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria this week in a bid to have two of its members reinstated to a training programme run by the Tshwane Metro Police.

The two women were dismissed earlier this month after they were accused of failing to obey a direct order from a superior officer to cut their hair.

Imatu took the matter to court which ruled that the dismissal was unfair and that the pair should be allowed to return to work.

But the union's Rudy de Bruin says after just three days back in the programme they were sent packing again.

"We have brought another application to the court to see whether we can't get them back to the training course because they are losing valuable training time."