http://www.engineeringnews.co.za
  SEARCH
Login
R/€ = 13.36Change: 0.12
R/$ = 12.01Change: 0.05
Au 1196.89 $/ozChange: 7.47
Pt 1153.50 $/ozChange: 3.00
 
 
Note: Search is limited to the most recent 250 articles. Set date range to access earlier articles.
Where? With... When?








Start
 
End
 
 
And must exclude these words...
Close Main Search
Close Main Login
My Profile News Alerts Newsletters Logout Close Main Profile
 
Agriculture   Automotive   Chemicals   Competition Policy   Construction   Defence   Economy   Electricity   Energy   Environment   ICT   Metals   Mining   Science and Technology   Services   Trade   Transport & Logistics   Water  
What's On Press Office Tenders Suppliers Directory Research Jobs Announcements Letters Contact Us
 
 
 
RSS Feed
Article   Comments   Other News   Research   Magazine  
 
 
Sep 20, 2013

Auto industry concludes three-year wage agreement

Back
Africa|BMW SA.|BMW South Africa|Export|Ford Motors Company|General Motors South Africa|Mercedes-Benz South Africa|Motors|Nissan South Africa|Toyota South Africa Motors|Trucks|Volkswagen Group South Africa|Africa|South Africa|Durban Plant|Rosslyn Plant|Automotive|Manufacturing|Motors|Alex Mashilo|Johan Van Zyl|Leo Kok|Mercedes-Benz South|Motors|Motors|Operations|South Africa
Africa|Export|Motors|Trucks||Africa|||Automotive|Manufacturing|Motors|Motors|Motors|Operations|
africa-company|bmw-sa-company|bmw-south-africa|export|ford-motors-company|general-motors-south-africa|mercedesbenz-south-africa|motors-company|nissan-south-africa|toyota-south-africa-motors|trucks|volkswagen-group-south-africa|africa|south-africa|durban-plant|rosslyn-plant|automotive|manufacturing|motors-industry-term|alex-mashilo|johan-van-zyl|leo-kok|mercedesbenz-south|motors-person|motors|operations|south-africa-region
© Reuse this



A new three-year wage agreement between the National Union of Metalworkers (Numsa) and South African vehicle assemblers secured workers a 10% across-the-board increase in the first year, as well as an extra sum of money, which will vary according to pay scale. The second and third year will see an 8.5% across-the-board increase, with additional money again added according to pay scale.

The increases additional to the across-the-board wage hikes originate in a wage adjustment Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) made for its team leaders outside the previous three-year wage agreement, says Numsa chief negotiator Alex Mashilo.

He adds that five of the seven car and bakkie manufacturers have accepted the new multiyear wage agreement, with TSAM and BMW South Africa (SA) not doing so.

BMW SA confirms that this is the case, owing to a persisting problem around shift allowances, but notes that its Rosslyn plant has returned to production, following a three-week industry strike.

TSAM spokesperson Leo Kok says personnel have also been called back to the company’s operations.

“We are in talks with staff around the outstanding wage issues.”

Mashilo confirms that there are “mechanisms in place” to deal with the outstanding issues at TSAM and BMW SA.

A statement released on August 30 by the National Association of Automobile Manu- facturers of South Africa and TSAM president Dr Johan van Zyl noted that the vehicle and automotive component manufacturing industry, including exports, accounted for around 30% of South Africa’s manufacturing output and about 4.5% of the country’s gross domestic product.

During the strike, TSAM lost around 700 vehicles a day at its Durban plant. General Motors South Africa (GMSA) lost 225 vehicles a day.

BMW SA, Ford Motors Company of South- ern Africa, GMSA, Mercedes-Benz South Africa, Nissan South Africa, TSAM and Volkswagen Group South Africa all produce bakkies and cars in South Africa for the local and export markets.

UD Trucks Southern Africa and MAN Truck & Bus South Africa assemble trucks and buses in South Africa, and are included in the Numsa wage agreement.

The previous three-year wage agreement in the automotive assembly industry, signed in 2010, resulted in an eight-day strike. The three-year agreement provided for an across-the-board wage increase of 10% in 2010, and a 9% increase in both 2011 and 2012.

Edited by: Martin Zhuwakinyu
© Reuse this Comment Guidelines (150 word limit)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other Automotive News
Banking group Absa’s forecast was for the rand to end the year at around R13 against the dollar, weakening further to R13.50 by 2016, said Absa sectoral analyst Jacques du Toit on Tuesday. Speaking at a Ford Motor Company breakfast in Pretoria, he warned that...
A slew of public holidays in April took their toll on domestic new-vehicle sales, which, at 44 503 units, were down 1 523 units compared with the same month last year. Statistics released by the Department of Trade and Industry on Monday showed that new passenger car...
Mercedes-Benz will launch ten plug-in hybrid models by 2017, says the German automaker’s parent company, Daimler. Following the launch of the S 500 plug-in hybrid, March saw the introduction of the C 350 e, the second model to feature the drive-train concept. Under...
More
 
 
Latest News
Western Cape Minister of Economic Opportunities Alan Winde
The new systems showcased by the Western Cape Department of Agriculture on Tuesday were expected to provide a gateway for industry and policy-makers in the Western Cape to the latest intelligence from the sector and served as an important decision-making tool. The...
JSE-listed Quantum Foods expects that its earnings per share (EPS) for the six months to March 31 will increase between 556% and 576% in relation to the previous corresponding period, lifting its forecast for the period. The company reported on Tuesday that this...
Acknowledging the shortage of access points to connect renewable-energy projects developed under government’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) to the national grid, Eskom system operator Bernard Magoro on Wednesday...
More
 
 
Recent Research Reports
Steel 2015: A review of South Africa's steel sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Steel 2015 report provides an overview of the key developments in the global steel industry and particularly of South Africa’s steel sector over the past year, including details of production and consumption, as well as the country's primary carbon...
Projects in Progress 2015 - First Edition (PDF Report)
In fact, this edition of Creamer Media’s Projects in Progress 2015 supplement tracks developments taking place under the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme, which has had four bidding rounds. It appears to remain a shining light on the...
Electricity 2015: A review of South Africa's electricity sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Electricity 2015 report provides an overview of State-owned power utility Eskom and independent power producers, as well as electricity planning, transmission, distribution and the theft thereof, besides other issues.
Construction 2015: A review of South Africa’s construction sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Construction 2015 Report examines South Africa’s construction industry over the past 12 months. The report provides insight into the business environment; the key participants in the sector; local construction demand; geographic diversification;...
Liquid Fuels 2014 - A review of South Africa's Liquid Fuels sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Liquid Fuels 2014 Report examines these issues, focusing on the business environment, oil and gas exploration, the country’s feedstock supplies, the development of South Africa’s biofuels industry, fuel pricing, competition in the sector, the...
Water 2014: A review of South Africa's water sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Water 2014 report considers the aforementioned issues, not only in the South African context, but also in the African and global context, and examines the issues of water and sanitation, water quality and the demand for water, among others.
 
 
 
 
 
This Week's Magazine
Mercedes-Benz will launch ten plug-in hybrid models by 2017, says the German automaker’s parent company, Daimler. Following the launch of the S 500 plug-in hybrid, March saw the introduction of the C 350 e, the second model to feature the drive-train concept. Under...
Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson's recent unveiling of something of a road map for an upscaled and accelerated deployment of independent power producer (IPP) capacity has been widely welcomed. Besides plans to accelerate and expand the hitherto successful...
South African Airways (SAA) acting CEO Nico Bezuidenhout has firmly denied reports that a stake in the airline was going to be sold to Air China. “Categorically, SAA is not in any talks with any airline to sell itself at the moment,” he stated at a media briefing at...
Russian State-owned nuclear group Rosatom has confirmed that it is in talks with Nigeria about the construction of nuclear power plants (NPPs) in that country, but has denied that any agreement has been signed. This follows a recent report in the Nigerian media that...
HANDIGAS LPG LPG users can order products at the Afrox website or through the Afrox call centre and receive next-day delivery
Gas products and services company Afrox has launched a pilot programme to deliver its range of Handigas liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) to domestic consumers to fill a gap in the market, thereby expanding its direct contact with end-users.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alert Close
Embed Code Close
content
Research Reports Close
Research Reports are a product of the
Research Channel Africa. Reports can be bought individually or you can gain full access to all reports as part of a Research Channel Africa subscription.
Find Out More Buy Report
 
 
Close
Engineering News
Completely Re-Engineered
Experience it now. Click here
*website to launch in a few weeks
Subscribe Now for $96 Close
Subscribe Now for $96