Nine strikers arrested in Ekurhuleni

2011-07-08 07:03

Nine National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) members were arrested for public violence in Germiston, Ekurhuleni metro police said yesterday.

Constable Mashudu Phatela said they were burning tyres and throwing stones at passing motorists on Wednesday. Nobody was injured and no damage was reported.

Phatela said the nine would appear in the Boksburg Magistrate’s Court today on Friday.

Numsa announced over the weekend that its members would embark on rolling mass action in demand of a 13% salary increase. Employers were offering 7%.

The strike started on Monday after the Labour Court’s weekend dismissal of an application for an interdict to stop the strike, brought by the Plastic Converters Association.

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