The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) will be participating in a march against employers in the security sector on Monday.
NUMSA General Secretary Irvin Jim said their members have been angered into protest action because 23 security companies, led by Mafoko Security are challenging the collective agreement which was signed in the National Bargaining Council for the Private Security Sector.
The council agreed that there should be salary increases in February 2020. “But these backward employers, led by Mafoko Security have refused to give employees salary increases since February this year. They do not care at all about the suffering of employees during a global pandemic. They are enriching themselves, whilst workers suffer” said Jim.
NUMSA will be marching to the offices of Treasury in Pretoria to hand over a memorandum of demands. “We demand that Treasury must refuse to approve their contracts until they comply and pay the increase which has been secured in wage talks.”
Jim said the collective agreement is a first for the sector, and “we cannot allow a bunch of greedy selfish employers, to take away the benefits that generations of workers have fought for.”