Decision to stop disciplinary action against Williams wrong
Municipal spin doctor Roland Williams could find himself back in the hot seat after a Labour Court judge found that a decision to stop disciplinary action against him – after he was accused of knowingly contravening a municipal bylaw in 2010 – was mind-boggling and should be set aside.
Port Elizabeth Labour Court Judge Edwin Tlhotlhalemaje yesterday ruled that an arbitrator’s 2013 decision to stop disciplinary proceedings against Williams should be reviewed and set aside.
This means Williams could still face disciplinary action for contravening a municipal bylaw by giving the go-ahead to Century Media to put up four gantries to advertise the Fifa World Cup in 2010. Williams was not at court yesterday and did not oppose the application.
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