AutoMotive - March 2, 2024


The National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) is annoying a one-12 months 20% salary boom across the board inside the car enterprise after its 3-yr salary settlement ended on June 30.

The different demands tabled to Automotive Manufacturing Employers Organisation (AMEO) deputy chair Nabiel Conybeare encompass morning, afternoon and night time-shift allowances of 10%, 20%, and 30%, respectively.


Numsa is likewise traumatic an annual bonus growth from 8.33% to 12%, six months paid maternity go away and ten days’ paid paternity depart, as well as a delivery allowance of R5,000 according to month.

Numsa, SA’s largest union with more than 450,000 participants, wishes clerks, welders, spray painters, and steel-end people to be paid a 20% allowance, amongst different extensive-ranging demands.

Numsa fashionable secretary Irvin Jim and country wide treasurer Mphumzi Maqungo have warned that the wage talks could be hard and will harm the economic system if they come to be protracted.

Numsa has not dominated out taking place strike in assist of its demands but isn’t enthusiastic about downing gear.

The talks between Numsa and AMEO are expected to get below way this week, with the employers who prefer to comment on the needs handiest once the talks start in earnest.

Business Day has visible a duplicate of the needs signed using Conybeare and Numsa auto and tire co-ordinator Vusumzi Mkhungo.

Numsa’s needs are probably to be adversarial via AMEO, the motor industry’s collective bargaining body a good way to negotiate with the union.

Meanwhile, the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of SA (Naamsa), which represents all forty-two automobile brands within the usa, has said it expects a flat year for automobile income in 2019.

Briefing the media currently, Naamsa government director and CEO Mike Mabasa stated the 2019 outlook for the enterprise, which contributed greater than 7% to GDP in 2018, looks gloomy. Naamsa introduced in May that combination home sales fell an annualized five.7% to 40,506 automobiles after developing most effective zero.7% in April. Export sales had been down eight.8%, or 2,866 motors, from the preceding 12 months’ 32,716 vehicles.

Mabasa said Naamsa changed into now searching at the possibilities in African international locations, inclusive of Ethiopia, for export opportunities.

Drawn-out wage talks between the industry and the union ought to undermine President Cyril Ramaphosa’s attempt to reignite the economic system, which shrank three.2% inside the first quarter of 2019.

On Sunday, AMEO spokesperson Andile Dlamini said: “The formal negotiations with our labor companions Numsa will begin in July. Until the events have met and shared their demands on the negotiation desk, AMEO will no longer be in a position to comment.”

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