Numsa strike enters second week

Johannesburg – A strike in the country’s metal 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.

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

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

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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