Numsa threatens secondary strike if transport allowance demands aren’t met

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) has warned that its members could embark on a secondary strike if the City of Tshwane does not meet its transport allowance demands.

It follows the union’s march to the City’s offices last week, demanding that workers at Tshwane Rapid Transit, Tshwane Affected Investment Operation and Xtremetec Management be given a transport allowance.

NUMSA’s Regional Secretary Jerry Morulane explains the list of demands.

“We are asking for a R2500 transport allowance and a R60 night shift per hour. These are part of our demands. We only settled on the wages. On the medical aid, the only sticky point is the contributions where we demanded that the employer must contribute 80% and workers 20%.”

In the video tweet below, Morulane addresses workers during their strike on Friday before handing over their list of demands: 

In the report below, Numsa warns of bigger strike if transport allowance demands are not met: 

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