Numsa to march in Tshwane to demand transport allowances

Numsa to march in Tshwane to demand transport allowances

Workers affiliated to the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) will march to the City of Tshwane on Friday morning.

Phakamile Hlubi Majola Numsa strike

The union is unhappy over a lack of transport allowances for drivers of Areyeng bus rapid transit system.

Numsa spokesperson Phakamile Hlubi-Majola says transport allowance has been a burning issue for workers for quite a while.

“We want to apologise in advance to commuters and to the public for the inconvenience that this march may cause. We would like them to understand that our members have no choice but to resort to protest action.

“They have been raising the demand for transport allowance and for safe reliable transportation for a long time and they have been ignored. Workers start their shifts at 4am and knock off after 9pm. It is virtually impossible to get reliable transport at that time and to make matters worse, it is not safe at all especially for female workers.

She adds: “This is not just about money; it is a life and death issue.”


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