numsaANA reports that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) will not support labour federation Cosatu’s call for a socio-economic strike on Wednesday, 27 September 2017.  

“Cosatu called for all workers to go on strike against state capture and corruption.  The irony is that the federation is very much a part of the system of ‘kleptocracy’ and ‘neopatrimonialism’ which has captured the ANC,” Numsa general secretary Irvin Jim said in a statement.  He added that Numsa viewed the calls for a socio-economic strike against the very government which Cosatu was in alliance with, as nothing more than the federation’s “desperate attempt to remain relevant”.  Numsa called on all its members not to participate in the strike.

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