Tebogo Msimanga |
The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) has signed an agreement with Xtremetec, and Tshwane Affected Investment Operation (TAIO) for workers to receive Transport allowance and other benefits. These agencies offer services to the City of Tshwane’s Areyeng BRT Bus service. Workers at Xtremetec went on strike on 11 May to demand an increase in transport allowance.
NUMSA Regional Secretary Jerry Morulane said they settled a transport allowance of R900 per month and night shift allowance of R20 per hour. This is an increase from R600 to R900 and for the first time, workers will now have night shift allowance.
“Workers did not have medical aid but now we have secured medical aid contribution from the employer of 30%. This will increase by 8% in 2023.We have secured an increase in annual leave for those employees who have been at the company for more than two years and family responsibility leave is five days.”
Morulane added that they have secured annual bonus for all employees and it will ensure that if any worker is terminated for operational reasons they will qualify for a pro rata bonus payment. “For the first time workers will receive a long service benefit where they will receive a cash payout after 5 years.”