Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Numsa says it hasn’t reached any agreement with employers

By Lelethu Mquqo
14 September 2010

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa says it condemns the guilty tactics applied by Retailers Motor Industry and Fuel Retailers Association by insinuating that they have reached a settlement with the union and the strike has been called off.

Numsa says these actions by the motor ruling officials are a declaration of war against the exploited and hungry workers.

The federation says it wants to publicly reject the claims by the employers that they have reached an agreement with the union on behalf of its members.

“Our members should not be fooled or misled by employers that we have reached a deal. There should be a clear distinction between bedroom deals and boardroom deals.

We call on our members not to be defocused and confused by the employers, but to fight until their demands of a double-digit wage increase, scrapping of labour brokers, and reduction of working hours from 48hrs to 40hrs per week is achieved.” Numsa’s National Spokesperson Castro Ngobese said.

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