Numsa rejects revised motor industry offer

The National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) has rejected a revised offer of 10% from motor industry employees, saying today that workers would continue striking until a final settlement was reached.

Numsa spokesperson Castro Ngobese said they believed upping the offer from 6% to 10% was influenced by their industrial action, but they still had problems with it.

They felt it did not give all employees a guaranteed increase and did not attend to back-dating.

They were also upset that it was publicised by the employers without Numsa first getting a chance to take it back to their members.

“We call on our members not to be defocused or confused by the latest developments, but continue with their industrial actions until a final settlement is reached.”

Numsa negotiations began with a 20% opening demand.

The 10% offer is a move from the previous 6.6%.

The strike by people employed in garages, workshops and dealerships began on September 1.


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