NUMSA statement on the ongoing Auto sector strike

The National Office Bearers (NOBs’) of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) will be convening a special auto National Shopstewards Council (NSSC) tomorrow Tuesday 27 August 2013, at the Vincent Mabuyakhulu Conference Centre (VMCC), Newtown, Johannesburg, Gauteng.

The purpose of this special auto NSSC is to consolidate a way forward based on the various mandates that have been received from members across all the auto plants pertaining to the revised offer by the Automobile Manufacturers Organisation (AMEO) oligarchy. The union has since Friday 23 August 2013 been consulting in a democratic and transparent process with members on the revised offer.

Following the NSSC, a special National Executive Committee (NEC) of the union to be held on Wednesday August 28, 2013, will make a final decision on the strike. The outcomes and decisions of the special NEC will be publicly communicated. Therefore, the strike is still going ahead, until we have received a new mandate from our striking workers. This is in line with our long standing traditions and principle of worker control.

We refute any insinuations that suggest that we have accepted any offer. Such insinuations are poisonous and malicious to the extreme.


Castro Ngobese
National Spokesperson
Mobile: 0810111137
Twitter: @castrongobese