NUMSA welcomes accord signed by Government, Business and Labour to Procure Locally!
01 November 2011
The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) welcomes the accord signed by government, business and labour that sets targets to procure 75% of supplies from locally based companies to defend existing jobs and create more decent jobs.
This accord represents a radical measure to reverse the de-industrialization and destruction of South Africa’s manufacturing capacity, both of which are leading contributors to the ongoing jobs bloodbath and the social catastrophe which is threatening peace and democracy in South Africa today.
Whilst we welcome the accord we call for a strong enforcement of the accord by government in the interest of achieving the desired results of defending existing jobs and creation of more decent jobs. We are conscious of the fact that without any enforcement or monitoring the accord might lead to another failure just like the ambitious Proudly South African Campaign (PSAC) which was tasked with similar objectives of promoting local procurement of goods and services.
Castro Ngobese, National Spokesperson – 073 299 1595