Tebogo Msimanga |
The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) will be marching to the National Department of Transport in Pretoria on Friday the 25th of February to demand its urgent intervention at bus company the North West Star.
This is a bus company which is a subsidiary of Northwest Transport Investments (NTI) which is also a state-owned bus company, falling under the North West Provincial government.
NUMSA National Spokesperson Phakamile Hlubi-Majola said their members have been provoked into marching to the department to hand over a memorandum of demands including sexual Harassment against their members by senior management. “There are at least four cases of sexual harassment which have been lodged against some members of management. Our members lodged grievances, the most recent one was in August last year, but no disciplinary action has been taken against the alleged perpetrator.”
Hlubi Majola said NTI has been deducting money for the provident fund but not paying it over to Old Mutual. “NTI has been deducting money for medical aid but not paying it over to medical aid fund. This has resulted in at least one person losing his life because he was unable to get proper medical care, even though money has been deducted.”