numsaBusiness Report writes that an accord between the retail motor industry and the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) over a three-year agreement may be imminent.  

Irvin Jim, Numsa general secretary, said on Wednesday that the union had met negotiators from the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI) and the parties had exchanged views and clarified their positions.  According to Jim, the RMI had committed to come back to Numsa very soon.  “The meeting was not that bad,” Jim added.  Jakkie Olivier, CE of the RMI, confirmed that they were preparing “a final settlement proposal” that would be submitted to Numsa on Thursday for the union to consider.  Olivier said the RMI had an in-principle agreement with Numsa on some components of the proposed settlement agreement.  “I think we are very close (to reaching agreement),” he stated.


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