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solidariteitEngineering News reports that trade union Solidarity on Monday said the impending strike in the steel industry would have a negative impact, both on the domestic steel industry, the country’s economy and job opportunities in the sector.  

This came after the SA Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) pledged its support to the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) as far as Numsa’s planned strike action in the metals and engineering industry was concerned.  Solidarity’s Marius Croucamp said the impending strike was a consequence of a lack of commitment from employers and trade unions alike to find a solution to the wage dispute.  Meanwhile, Solidarity has received a notice from the Macsteel Group of its intention to reduce its workforce by around 310 people.  Croucamp noted that the ongoing crisis in the wage negotiations could lead to even more retrenchments and that urgent action was called for.

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