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IN PICS | Numsa members demand 8% salary increases

05 October 2021 - 12:50 By TIMESLIVE
Workers affiliated with the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa during their strike for better wage increases at the Bellville South community centre in Cape Town on 05 October 2021.
Workers affiliated with the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa during their strike for better wage increases at the Bellville South community centre in Cape Town on 05 October 2021.
Image: ESA ALEXANDER/SUNDAY TIMES​

Members of the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) turned out in their numbers at Mary Fitzgerald Square in Newtown, Johannesburg on Tuesday to protest about salary increases.

The employer is offering them 4.4% while union members are demanding 8%. 

Workers affiliated with the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa during their strike for better wage increases at the Bellville South community centre in Cape Town on 05 October 2021.
Workers affiliated with the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa during their strike for better wage increases at the Bellville South community centre in Cape Town on 05 October 2021.
Image: ESA ALEXANDER/SUNDAY TIMES​
Workers affiliated with the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa during their strike for better wage increases at the Bellville South community centre in Cape Town on 05 October 2021.
Workers affiliated with the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa during their strike for better wage increases at the Bellville South community centre in Cape Town on 05 October 2021.
Image: ESA ALEXANDER/SUNDAY TIMES​
Workers affiliated with the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa during their strike for better wage increases at the Bellville South community centre in Cape Town on 05 October 2021.
Workers affiliated with the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa during their strike for better wage increases at the Bellville South community centre in Cape Town on 05 October 2021.
Image: ESA ALEXANDER/SUNDAY TIMES​
Workers affiliated with the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa during their strike for better wage increases at the Bellville South community centre in Cape Town on 05 October 2021.
Workers affiliated with the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa during their strike for better wage increases at the Bellville South community centre in Cape Town on 05 October 2021.
Image: ESA ALEXANDER/SUNDAY TIMES​
Workers affiliated with the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa during their strike for better wage increases at the Bellville South community centre in Cape Town on 05 October 2021
Workers affiliated with the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa during their strike for better wage increases at the Bellville South community centre in Cape Town on 05 October 2021
Image: ESA ALEXANDER/SUNDAY TIMES​
National Union of Metalworkers of SA members at Mary Fitzgerald Square in Newtown, Johannesburg on Tuesday.
National Union of Metalworkers of SA members at Mary Fitzgerald Square in Newtown, Johannesburg on Tuesday.
Image: Thapelo Morebudi / The Sunday Times
Numsa members are demanding an 8% salary increase.
Numsa members are demanding an 8% salary increase.
Image: Thapelo Morebudi / The Sunday Times
Numsa members turned out in their numbers to protest about salary increases.
Numsa members turned out in their numbers to protest about salary increases.
Image: Thapelo Morebudi / The Sunday Times
Numsa has called for a total shutdown of the engineering sector.
Numsa has called for a total shutdown of the engineering sector.
Image: Thapelo Morebudi / The Sunday Times
Industrial action by Numsa in the metals and engineering sector started with a protest in Johannesburg on Tuesday.
Industrial action by Numsa in the metals and engineering sector started with a protest in Johannesburg on Tuesday.
Image: Thapelo Morebudi / The Sunday Times
The protest by Numsa members comes a month after the union declared a wage deadlock with employer associations
The protest by Numsa members comes a month after the union declared a wage deadlock with employer associations
Image: Thapelo Morebudi / The Sunday Times
Numsa has said it is planning marches in the Eastern Cape, Northern Cape, and KwaZulu-Natal.
Numsa has said it is planning marches in the Eastern Cape, Northern Cape, and KwaZulu-Natal.
Image: Thapelo Morebudi / The Sunday Times
Numsa members protested in Newtown, Johannesburg on Tuesday following a deadlock in negotiations for a new wage deal.
Numsa members protested in Newtown, Johannesburg on Tuesday following a deadlock in negotiations for a new wage deal.
Image: Thapelo Morebudi / The Sunday Times
A sea of red in Newtown, Johannesburg on Tuesday
A sea of red in Newtown, Johannesburg on Tuesday
Image: Thapelo Morebudi / The Sunday Times

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