In terms of Rule 24, The General Secretary or a Panellist may join any number of persons as parties in the proceedings, if their right to relief depends on substantially the same question of law or fact.

The GPSSBC received number of disputes concerning unfair labour practice related to promotion, and the case law mandate us to join the incumbent or a successful candidate in a promotional post to be joined if the relief sought affect the rights of the incumbent.

The Resident Panellist unit issues joinder rulings.

[ Case law on Non Joinder: Martin Gordon vs Department of Health KwaZulu Natal ZASCA 99 (17 September 2008) ]