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Road Accident FundMoneyweb reports that the Road Accident Fund (RAF) has been granted an interdict by the Labour Court against the planned strike on Thursday by the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) at the fund’s offices.

The strike in support of Numsa’s demands and grievances was further been declared unprotected in terms of the Labour Relations Act. In terms of the order obtained by the RAF on Wednesday, Numsa was interdicted and restrained from inciting, encouraging, participating in or otherwise acting in furtherance of the strike action in relation to its demands and/or grievances. The RAF said late on Wednesday that the strike was unprotected and unlawful, and it would exercise its rights against anyone who participated in the unlawful strike. The fund applied for the interdict following Numsa launching a scathing attack on RAF CEO Collins Letsoalo and giving the fund 48-hour notice of a strike at the RAF offices because of the continuous mismanagement of the entity. McIntosh Polela, head of corporate communications at the RAF, indicated: “An attack on the CEO is unfortunate and unwarranted. The RAF is not a one-man show, it’s an organisation. It is therefore disingenuous to attack one person, Collins Letsoalo.” Numsa’s Irvin Jim previously said the union was mobilising its members for a shutdown of all RAF offices on Thursday and, on that day, would also march to the offices of the National Department of Transport in Pretoria to hand over a memorandum of demands to Minister of Transport listing all the problems at the fund. Numsa listed six issues that it said had triggered the threat of a strike:

  • Read the full original of the full report in the above regard by Roy Cokayne at Moneyweb

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