Wage Negotiation Advisory No. 19

South African Engineers and Founders Association

18 August 2017

65 members of the SA Engineers and Founders Association attended the general meeting yesterday and a further 20 proxies were received from others.  After extensive discussion on the proposed deal reached between SEIFSA and the trade unions (previously circulated), it was agreed that the Association should not support the deal.  There was not one dissenting voice or objection to this decision.

The main reasons for this decision having been taken were that this deal is detrimental to the industry as it contains none of the proposals made by our members which are critical to the survival of manufacturing in South Africa.  In addition, the deal was reached with the deliberate exclusion of all the employer parties not affiliated to SEIFSA. 

The Association, together with other employer parties, will now continue to engage with the trade unions to address these serious omissions.

Any member of the Association who does not support this decision or who requires more information is urged to contact Gordon on 083 412 1437 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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