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More Bad News For The Workers Involved In The NUMSA Strike As This Was Revealed To The Public

CAPE TOWN - With the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) finishing its public strike, the potential for employment misfortunes is high. 

This is the perspective on Dr Miriam Altman, magistrate at the National Planning Commission. 

Numsa has affirmed that they have closed a concurrence with the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) and that the business wide strike in the metal and designing area has been canceled. 

Altmans said that while there was this thought that the metal and steel industry was progressing nicely yet it didn't appear to be the situation. 

"Possibly a portion of the majors like ArcelorMittal had one great year yet that is after numerous long stretches of extremely profound misfortunes, rising energy costs, rising info costs, contest from China, you know, simply a feeble economy. I don't know the thing they were pursuing but rather the potential for employment misfortunes is exceptionally high." 

She added that while associations ought to be battling for laborers in getting wages and conditions improved, she, in any case, expressed that the nation was in an economy that was especially extreme for steel. 

The steel and designing area had lost R600 million in yield and R300 million in compensation. 

"Framework, specifically, has not advanced like it was intended to. That is something that I'm chipping away at this moment, is the National Infrastructure Plan, and ideally, it will advance better going ahead yet actually interest for steel has been low."

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Miriam Altman NUMSA National Planning Commission. National Union of Metalworkers


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