Numsa strike to disrupt traffic in Joburg

2014-07-01 08:22

Traffic will be disrupted in the Joburg CBD today due to a National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) march, metro police said.

“Motorists are advised to stick to the eastern side of the CBD between 11am and 3pm,” Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar said.

The march would start on Mary Fitzgerald Square in Newtown then proceed to Henry Nxumalo street.

“The expected 5 000 marchers would turn left into Marshall Street then Simmonds and Anderson streets, where a memorandum would be handed over.”

The march would then return to Mary Fitzgerald Square via Sauer and Jeppe streets.

Motorists were advised to use Rissik, Troye, Mooi and Bree streets as alternatives to avoid traffic congestion.

More than 220 000 Numsa members are expected to start an indefinite countrywide strike today for a double-digit wage increase.

The union wants a 12% salary increase, the scrapping of labour brokers, and a one-year bargaining agreement.

Numsa members are expected to march in Joburg, Durban, Port Elizabeth, George, Cape Town, and East London today.

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