Thousands of Numsa members to march in Bloemfontein today

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GALOOME SHOPANE Thousands of striking petrol attendants and components manufacturing workers will march to the Retail Motor Industry offices in Bloemfontein today to hand over a memorandum of their demands.

Numsa affiliated workers in the motor industry downed tools on Monday demanding a double digit wage increase.

Numsa’s Free State and Northern Cape secretary general, Andile Zitho says they’re expecting no less than 3 000 workers to join the march.

“They must join their fellow workers, because what they are doing is just tantamount to selling their souls to the highest bidder. And in this particular case that bidder is the employer, the very same employer that is not paying them decent salaries,” says Zitho.

Meanwhile Numsa has condemned reports of intimidation and violence by some striking petrol attendants who have left a number of filling stations non-operational.

Talks to resolve the strike are set to resume this morning.