The mining union is demanding a 10% increase across the board, housing allowance, an 80% medical aid contribution, the scrapping of labour brokers, and the insourcing of temporary workers.

National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) members are gearing up to take to the streets on Tuesday morning – to protest – following a deadlock in wage negotiations with ArcelorMittal South Africa.

The mining union is demanding a 10% increase across the board, housing allowance, an 80% medical aid contribution, the scrapping of labour brokers, and the insourcing of temporary workers.

The steelworks company is offering a 5% increase and 2% of the workers’ salaries paid in cash every month.

The union said workers have not received a meaningful increase in two years.

ArcelorMittal gave employees a 2% increase last year.

Source: EWN

 

SHARE THIS