Numsa to challenge RAF strike interdict

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The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) says it intends to challenge the interdict obtained by the Road Accident Fund (RAF) to stop a planned strike at the fund’s offices.

The union was set to march against RAF CEO, Collins Letsoalo’s alleged mismanagement of the entity on Thursday.

Numsa National Spokesperson Phakamile Hlubi-Majola says while they believe that the process followed in granting the interdict was irregular, they urge their members to abide by it.

Hlubi-Majola says, ”We’ve taken a decision that we will challenge this interdict as soon as we can. We only discovered this late at 9 pm last night. Our attorneys are doing everything possible to defend our members’ right to strike.”

“We did serve them with strike notice on Monday, the strike should’ve started from today but given the interdict, we have a responsibility as a trade union to ensure that our members respect the interdict, to really emphasise to workers that they must please abide by the interdict and make sure that they are at work today,” she adds.

Full interview with Numsa National Spokesperson Phakamile Hlubi-Majola on the  RAF strike: