NUMSA issues strike notice

South African Engineers’ and Founders’ Association

29 September 2021

Please see below an update following further engagements between parties to the MEIBC today. 

Due to NUMSA issuing strike notice today, SAEFA will, in conjunction with an independent institution, Tokiso, be conducting an electronic ballot of our members during the course of this week to assess the level of support for members to exercise their right to institute a lock out in response to the strike called by NUMSA. 

This electronic ballot will take place in secret and the following must please be noted by all participants:

  • Only paid-up members in good standing will be entitled to participate in the ballot; and
  • Only one vote per member in good standing will be allowed.

PLEASE TAKE CAREFUL NOTE:

It must be carefully considered that if the majority of members entitled to vote do so in favour of the lock out, this will ensure that any individual member wishing to exercise their right to lock out may do so, but is not obligated to do so.  However, if the majority of members entitled to vote oppose the lock out, no member may then be entitled to exercise their right to lock out striking workers.

The results of the ballot will be shared with the Executive Committee over the weekend and the results will be made known to members as soon as is reasonably possible.

 Wage Negotiation Advisory No. 42

NUMSA Notice of a strike to employer parties to the MEIBC for 2021 wage demands

Annexure A

Annexure B

Certificate of Non-Resolution