In this matter, the applicants sought condonation for failure to prosecute an appeal within 90 days as prescribed by rule 17(25) of the Labour Court Rules. The applicants further sought a reinstatement of the appeal and an extension of the time period within which to prosecute the appeal.
The applicants were all employees of the first respondent. After the termination of their employment, the applicants referred a dispute of unfair dismissal to the Labour Commissioner (second respondent). On 09 August 2022, the arbitrator (third respondent) issued an award in which she found that the applicants were retrenched (fairly) and . . .