Metalworkers' strike to intensify

By Lelethu Mquqo
11 July 2011


The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa will from today intensify their nationwide strike in the engineering sector.

Numsa general secretary Irvin Jim says negotiations will continue with employers later this morning.

He says however that they remain firm on their demands for a 13% wage increase and the banning of labour brokers.

Jim says they will be meeting with employers at 10:00 o’clock this morning and if their demands are not met, they will intensify their strike to a secondary one.

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Anonymous said…
Business owners and non striking workers should stand together with the same tactics as the striking workers to protect their property and rights. The police has done absolutely nothing to stop the violence and not even getting out of their veicles when gates were broken down, property destroyed or even when workers were attacked. Where is our army to protect us. Groups of people armed with sticks and paintball guns will easily stop marchers in their tracks. Can non striking members and business owners stand together? Yes I think so. a group of about 50 people per industrial area will easily do this. A bit of structure is needed as the strikers don't have any structure. Anybody interested

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