Numsa declares dispute over Golden Arrow’s refusal to implement wage increase

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The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) has declared a dispute with the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA).

This issue is over the bus company Golden Arrow’s alleged refusal to implement a wage increase.

Numsa says it has negotiated a 7% wage increase but Golden Arrow has not implemented it.

The company says it will only comment on the matter after the CCMA has made a decision.

Numsa spokesperson, Phakamile Hlubi-Majola says, “Since Golden Arrow and its associated companies resigned from the bargaining council in 2021, they have refused to implement the 7% across the board increase negotiated at the centralised bargaining council. Our members have had enough and will be picketing again to demand their increases. The union has declared a dispute with the CCMA and the dispute is scheduled to be heard on Friday.”