JOHANNESBURG- The national Union Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) has called their members to join Saftu strike in various sectors on Wednesday strike to oppose the proposed minimum wage and other labour wages.
Numsa says they agree with Saftu in rejecting the proposed R3500 minimum wage, and R20 per hour, which they labelled as an “insult”.
The Johannesburg leg of the strike will start at the Newtown precinct.
Numsa said they are angered by the ANC continued aiding of exploitation of black labour force.
Irvin Jim Cosatu chairperson said, “We treat black and African workers as violent savages when in fact they are victims of brutal capitalists while at the same time the court promotes false class harmony in a class-divided society.”
“We appreciate that this strike affects our communities negatively but we’re calling on them to continue supporting the strike and the just demands of our members.”
Jim added that striking workers should continue fighting for their demands.
Saftu strike is expected to be held in cities across the country, in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Bloemfontein and Polokwane.
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