Numsa to march over unpaid Denel salaries

Numsa to march over unpaid Denel salaries

Members of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) will march to the Department of Public Enterprises on Friday to show their anger over the unpaid salaries at the embattled state arms manufacturing company, Denel.

Denel exterior
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Numsa spokesperson Phakamile Hlubi-Majola says the union suspects that workers will not be paid in July either.


“Workers have not been paid for April, May, Jun and we suspect that they will not be paid at the end of July as well. At the same time, Denel is restructuring and there are fears that jobs could be lost.” 


Hlubi-Majola has further laid the blame on Minister Pravin Gordhan. 

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“Employees at Denel have really suffered the most extreme brutality by the minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan. We are marching to demand that DPE must pay workers urgently. NUMSA continues to demand that Pravin Gordhan must be removed. He is an SOE wrecking ball. The students at Wits Business School were right to kick him out and to boo him. He has caused a lot of suffering because of his failures.”


The march will begin at Church Square in Pretoria, from where the workers will proceed to the Head Office of the Department.

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