The interpretation of a law requiring a secret ballot before unions embark on a strike is set to take centre stage in the labour court in Johannesburg on Wednesday in a case to prevent a shutdown of the banking sector.

Lobby group Business Unity SA (Busa) has approached the court in a bid to interdict finance union Sasbo, an affiliate of trade union federation Cosatu, from embarking on the planned shutdown on Friday. The union is protesting against job losses and retrenchments in the industry...

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