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meibcBusiness Report writes that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) is planning rolling mass action in defence of centralised collective bargaining, which could signal a further blow to the troubled steel industry.  

The union has declare a dispute with employers over the fate of the Metal and Engineering Industries Bargaining Council (MEIBC)  Numsa’s general secretary, Irvin Jim, indicated that once the union got a certificate of non-resolution it would announce a date for the strike.  He has blamed two employer organisations, the National Employers Association of SA (Neasa) and the SA Engineers and Founders Association, for refusing to agree to the extension of lapsed MEIBC levy agreements to non-party members.  Employers have apparently also refused to agree to the council’s budget.  Neasa’s Gerhard Papenfus commented:  If you want collective bargaining, fix (the) council.”

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