representatives said their members' working conditions and wages remain dismal while working hours have been increased.
Eskom spokesman Khulu Phasiwe blamed the power cuts on acts of "intimidation and sabotage" by union members, but NUM and NUMSA
said their members were respecting the court order and had done nothing illegal.
EWN, (3 July 2014), NUMSA
strike: Vandalism, intimidation continues.
The fallout of that decision--and its consequent impact on NUMSA
's 350,000-plus exiled members as well as the wider labour movement--has left COSATU's historic motto, 'An injury to one is an injury to all', ringing true.
The recent platinum and Numsa
strikes were important contributors to the slowing down of economic growth, and now we face more of the same.
Employers have offered a 10 percent increase this year, 9.5 percent in 2015 and 9.0 percent the year after that, but NUMSA
Secretary General Irvin Jim dismissed the offer and threatened to drag in 100,000 NUMSA
members in other sectors not on strike.
efforts carry echoes of the attempt to restructure Lucas Aerospace in the 1970s.
Johannesburg: South African trade union NUMSA
said it had reached a deal to end a four-week strike in the auto components sector that has crippled production.
is South Africa's second-largest union, with almost 290,000 members in the smelting, manufacturing, auto and electricity generation industries.
The company has resolved to commence engagements with its recognised unions, namely, NUM, UASA, and NUMSA
to explore options to facilitate the return of employees currently involved in illegal strike action, to work.