Challenges regarding Eskom, aviation and the Road Accident Fund will take centre stage at the annual National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa’s (NUMSA) bargaining conference which will start in Johannesburg on Monday.
NUMSA general secretary Irvin Jim says the union together with its national and regional leadership, and officials in various sectors will meet to prepare and consolidate demands from different sectors that the union is organised in.
“Collective bargaining is the core business of the union. We will be discussing today our perspective on all negotiating sectors and what are the challenges and you can see how we have started allowing industry CEOs to speak up and see how is this round of negotiations. We are meeting here with the intention we can secure and negotiate an agreement because all agreements have come to an end we are going to sit down and decide are we going to go to a two-year agreement, three-year agreement,” says Jim.