Bosses colonialists - Numsa

2012-03-17 18:09

Johannesburg - Numsa should deal with exploitation in the workplace because employers focused more on cost reduction, general secretary Irvin Jim said on Saturday.

Speaking at the union's KwaZulu-Natal elective congress in Durban, Jim said the agenda's of bosses represented a direct attack on workers benefits and conditions.

"In this agenda of the bosses all past gains of workers are presented as a threat to the South African economy."

He said the basic structure of the South African economy and society were still not transformed.

"Colonialism of a special type still exists. Black and African labour is at the bottom and white monopoly capital controls the bulk of the country’s wealth and monopolises social resources," said Jim.

He said the congress was a platform of the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) constitution to do an audit and assessment of growth of workers in the organisation.

Numsa called on the Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) leadership to urgently engage with the African National Congress on labour brokers and e-tolling.

"Cosatu has been consistent. We want labour brokers banned, and we will not allow our roads to be privatised," said Jim.

Speaking on the nationalisation of mines, Jim said that Numsa was of the view that it was ANC policy.

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