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NUMSA gets certificate to strike for Youth jobs

18 February 2014, Posted in Activities coming up, Campaigns

NUMSA members at TswaneAt a meeting of Nedlac’s section 77 committee on February 14 2014, Numsa and other organisations were granted permission to go on strike over the Employment Tax Incentive Scheme.

Our call is for a strike for jobs for youth and against false solutions. Numsa and other organisations must now give 14 days’ notice of this strike action. However, it means that the planned action of 26 February will not be protected (Download the reasons why here).

The action will still go ahead but it will not be a protected strike and it will take place in different forms across the country.

• In Cape Town, only workers on night shift or those that are off on 26 February will take part in the march to parliament.
Community members, members of social movements, members of the unemployed will join the march.

• In Bloemfontein, only workers on night shift or those that are off on 26 February will take part in the march. Community members, members of social movements, members of the unemployed will join the march.

• A possible march in Pretoria on 26 February will be confirmed on 19 February after a meeting between trade unions and social movements. (Download details of this meeting here – 19 Feb meeting etc.)

• From the week beginning 24 February, there will be lunchtime factory/general meetings/demonstrations in all workplaces to explain to workers what the Employment Tax Incentive Scheme is and why we are opposed to it. Shop stewards will put demands to their employers (Download the pamphlet with the demands here) 

On March 19 there will be a national strike to call for jobs for youth.