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Seifsa tables final three-year above-inflation wage offer in an effort to end strike

By: Schalk Burger     15th October 2021 Industry employer organisation the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) has made a final wage offer to workers' unions in an effort to bring an end to the nine-day strike in the metals and engineering sector. The offer is for the lowest-paid employees to receive... 

Numsa rejects new wage offer, engineering strike continues

By: Reuters     14th October 2021 South Africa's biggest engineering union, Numsa, has rejected a new wage offer as a national strike that has already hit output at car maker BMW enters its second week on Thursday, employer body Seifsa said. The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa), with around 155,000 members... 

Seifsa names new board

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     11th October 2021 Industry organisation the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) has named its new board members. EICO Engineering CEO Elias Monage, who is also a member of the Steel Master Plan Oversight Council and chairperson and founder of the Steel Industry Compliance and... 

Numsa considers new offer to end engineering strike

By: Reuters     8th October 2021 South Africa's biggest metalworkers union said on Friday its members were considering a new proposal to end a strike in the engineering sector, now in it's fourth day. The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa), with around 155 000 members organised in the sector, have been on... 

Nxesi calls for 'cool heads' to prevail amid labour strikes

By: Schalk Burger     7th October 2021 Employment and Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi on October 7 called for calm as employer organisation the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of South Africa (Seifsa) and union the National Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) remain in a deadlock over wage increases. Additionally, one of the... 

SARACCA, your association partner

1st October 2021 In an industry struggling with non-compliance, contractors who would like to work within the law are encouraged to bring an association partner in to support their business. The HVAC market in South Africa is established, regulated and globally competitive, it carries many intricacies and without... 

Strike threatens nascent recovery under way in metals sector, Seifsa warns 

By: Terence Creamer     30th September 2021 A protracted strike in the metals and engineering sector would severely undermine the nascent recovery under way in the industry following what was a deep Covid-linked slump in 2020, the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) warned on Thursday. Speaking at the... 

Numsa to start metals, engineering sector strike on Oct 5

By: Creamer Media Reporter      30th September 2021 The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) has officially served a notice of strike action in the metals and engineering sector. The strike action will start at 05:00 on October 5 with a march in Gauteng, as well as potentially in KwaZulu-Natal and Cape Town. 

Steel federation warns Numsa's strike could top 2014's action that cost SA's economy R6bn 

By: News24Wire      23rd September 2021 South Africa's steel and engineering sector body says the decision by the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) to down tools indefinitely in October could lead to a situation that's worse than's 2014 four-week strike that cost the economy R6-billion. Numsa secretary general... 

Engineering sector strike looms as wage talks deadlock

By: Donna Slater     21st September 2021 The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) on Tuesday announced that it would embark on a national strike in the engineering sector from October 5, after wage talks deadlocked. Numsa has deadlocked with employer associations in engineering, namely the National Employers... 

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