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numsaANA reports that members of the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) at Scaw Metals in Germiston went on strike on Monday after one of the company’s shareholders allegedly physically assaulted a worker.  

According to Numsa, one of its members was assaulted on Friday, for using a cellphone while on duty.  Numsa general secretary Irvin Jim said:  “This is not the first time that [the shareholder] has abused workers.  In June, this year he allegedly physically assaulted a female worker.  We demanded his removal and our demands were ignored.  Now he has assaulted another worker and this has provoked our members into going on strike.”  He added that management of Scaw Metals had not acted decisively in the matter.  Numsa has called for the shareholder to be suspended immediately and for an investigation to take place into this and other incidents.

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