Reserve Bank Governor Gill Marcus to address Numsa Pre-National Bargaining Conference

27 November 2012

GILL MARCUS, the Governor of the Reserve Bank will address the pre-National Bargaining Conference (NBC) of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) tomorrow Wednesday 28 November 2012, at 10h00am, Randburg Inn Hotel, Cnr Main and Republic Rd, Randburg, Gauteng province.

The NBC will be taking place within the context of the ongoing struggles for a Living Wage, sharpening income inequalities amongst the rich and the poor; and growing arrogance by capitalist bosses to undermine the bargain power of the unions in our country.

The core mandate of the pre-NBC is to assist the union in collating all the necessary research in relation to the socio economic indicators and wage trends over the past 3 years so as to be well prepared for the forthcoming bargaining season in 2013, as well as to set-out a framework for the 2013 bargaining strategy in the following strategic sectors of our economy, namely Auto, Tyre, Motor, Eskom and House Agreements.

Numsa’s pre-NBC would also reflect on the recent developments within the mining and farming worker strikes to analyse the underlying political, economic and organisational challenges for the trade union movement going forward.

This we shall do from a class perspective.

The pre-NBC will be attended by 190 worker delegates drawn from the main sectors that will be bargaining next year (2013). The pre-National Bargaining Conference is scheduled as follows:

DATE: Wednesday 28 November 2012

TIME: 10H00am

VENUE: Randburg Inn Hotel, Cnr Main and Republic Rd, Randburg

Members of the media are hereby invited to attend and report.


Castro Ngobese, National Spokesperson – +2783 627 5197