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numsaNetwerk24 reports that petrol pump attendants who are members of the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) could soon also be going on strike.  According to a report by EWN, the union warned about this possibility on Wednesday.  

Numsa claims that a number of its members who work at filling stations have been sent home without payment because of a shortage of fuel due to the Ceppwawu strike in the petroleum sector.  The union said workers must be paid whether a station is open or closed.  Irvin Jim, general secretary of Numsa, stated:  “We warn them if they do not get to a solution in the current round of negotiations in the fuel, refinery and petrol station industry, we will soon join the industrial action.” (Loosely translated from Afrikaans)

  • Read this report in full at Netwerk24 (limited access)
  • Read too, Numsa threatens to go on strike if fuel sector talks fail, at EWN
  • And also, ‘Hands off petrol jockeys’ pay’, at The New Age

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