Numsa threatens strike action

The largest metalworkers’ union in South Africa is threatening to strike for higher pay. But can we afford such a strike in our already struggling economy? For more, Tumelo Mothotoane speaks to Numsa Spokesperson Phakamile Hlubi-Majola. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - The National Union of Metal Workers (Numsa) is mobilising for possible sympathy strikes.

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The union is threatening to strike for an 8 percent wage increase.

"We are currently in a process of mobilising our members in all sectors to say prepare yourselves for the possibility of a sympathy strike in order to support members in engineering," said Numsa spokesperson, Phakamile Hlubi-Majola.



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