Data provided by iNet BFA
Loading...
See More

Union threatens with solidarity strike

Oct 11 2012 16:27 Sapa

Related Articles

Numsa slams deregistration claims

Numsa condemns Eskom parties

Numsa: Wage subsidy will not help

Numsa: Constitution must be reviewed

Out with labour brokers, Nzimande urges

Four-week strike at Evraz Highveld ends

 
Johannesburg - The National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) on Thursday said its members would embark on a solidarity strike with striking truck drivers and miners should their demands not be met.

"If their demands are not met, we might be left with no option but to embark on a solidarity strike action," said secretary general Irvin Jim in a statement.

Numsa is affiliated to the Congress of SA Trade Unions and is active in the metal sector.

Jim said the proposal would be taken to Cosatu's central executive committee next week Monday.

Mining companies firing striking workers and replacing them with contract workers should have their mining licences withdrawn.

"The companies failure and refusal to find a negotiated settlement is yet another example of an abuse of the licence given to them to mine."

The mining companies have "dismally failed" to provide decent shelter or accommodation for mineworkers 18 years into democracy.

"The apartheid wage gap in the mining industry is alive and well. It needs to be exposed."

* Follow Fin24 on TwitterFacebookGoogle+ and Pinterest.
cosatu  |  numsa  |  mining unrest
NEXT ON FIN24X

 
 
 

Read Fin24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
15 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Company Snapshot

We're talking about:

Small Business

A cash flow crunch often occurs in small businesses trying to balance cash coming in with cash going out. Watch this video to help you improve.
 
 

OneRandMan learns how money really works

National Savings Month is not only this month, it is every month from your very first salary slip, an expert warns OneRandMan and all South Africans.

 
 

Start saving...

Time the key for retirement saving
Dummy's guide to saving
Save money with affordable account
All about endowments

Money Clinic

Money Clinic
Do you have a question about your finances? We'll get an expert opinion.
Click here...
Loading...