Numsa strike enters second week

Numsa commenced its national strike on Tuesday demanding an eight-percent wage increase for workers.

eNCA/Heidi Giokos

JOHANNESBURG - A strike in the country’s metals and engineering sector has entered its second week.

Metalworker union Numsa has rejected a revised pay offer by the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa.

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SEIFSA offered 6% for the lowest-paid workers and 5% for the highest-paid workers.

The strike has cost the steel industry almost R500 million, according to Bloomberg.

Numsa demanding an 8% across-the-board wage rise in the first year, and inflation plus 2% for the second and third years.


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