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numsaThe Citizen reports that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) says it is set for rolling mass action in protest against the “super-exploitative” national minimum wage of R3 500 recently proposed by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa.  

General secretary Irvin Jim said the proposal determined through a Nedlac process was a continuation of the exploitation designed to exclude blacks from economic participation.  He added that if the government was serious about a minimum wage, it would have gone sector by sector and company by company to establish their annual returns, how much their CEOs earned and what workers were paid.  Numsa, which will hold an elective congress in Cape Town next week, said it would also be protesting against what the union sees as government’s “attempt to limit the right to strike”.

  • Read this report by Eric Naki in full at The Citizen
  • Read too a report in Business Report, Numsa restates rejection of R3,500 as monthly minimum wage, at SA Labour News

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