Numsa auto strike set to intensify

Mkhululi Ndamase and Cindy Preller

THE motor industry strike enters its third day today as leaders of workers’ union Numsa met last night to thrash out a plan to intensify their mass action which has seen the sector grind to a halt, losing at least R600-million in production a day.

About 800 Volkswagen SA workers protested and picketed outside the Uitenhage plant yesterday, some carrying placards that read, “Motor industry offers 5.6% peanuts!!!” and “World class workers demand a living wage”.

Workers at the Ford engine plant in Struandale, General Motors SA, and Mercedes-Benz in East London also stayed away.

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