Numsa members down tools at Giflo Engineering

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) members working at Giflo Engineering (PTY) Ltd T/A Excalibur Vehicle Accessories, Ga-Rankuwa industrial area, Zone 15, have downed tools and embarked on a protected strike action since last week Monday 12 January 2015.
The strike has been triggered by Giflo’s unilateral decision to cut workers rates of pay between 1% and 60% per hour; including the adjustment of working hours, from 40 hours to 45 hours per week.
This decision by the company to cut workers’ rates of pay, including the adjustment of working hours, was overwhelmingly rejected by workers through a democratic and transparent process. It was rejected on the basis that the employer did not comply with wage increases for workers as agreed with the employer bodies; whilst on the other hand senior employees were given excessive wage increases in July 2014.
“This strike has been imposed on workers by the employer; they can’t just cut workers hard won rights of pay through collective bargaining.
This a clear provocation of our members by the employer; we will shut-down this company until the employer reverses this illegitimate and unilateral decisions”, says Jerry Morulane, Numsa’s Hlanganani Regional Secretary We call on Giflo’s management to open doors of engagement in order for resolve the dispute in the interest of our members.
If they failure to adhere to this demands, we will be left with no option, but to will encourage our members in the Auto Sector to embark on a sympathy strike in solidarity with these affected workers”, continues Morulane
Contact: Jerry Morulane
Regional Secretary
Mobile: 083 253 5216