Metal strikes

Tebogo Monama

Tebogo Monama

Workers in the motor industry will tomorrow embark on a nationwide strike in support of their demands for a 9percent salary increment across the board.

National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) members have given their vehicle sector employer, the Retail Motor Industry (RMI), a 48-hour notice that they will face strike action.

The union is pushing for the increment to be paid across the board over a three-year period.

But RMI rejected the union's demands, insisting on a 7percent to 9percent increase based on different grades.

Numsa members who will take part in the strike, include those in motor parts supply, retail and body repair workshops, car spares assembly, car cleaning services, motor vehicle sales, and panel-beating workshops.