SEIFSA Tables 3 Year Wage Offer for South African Industry
Negotiations on the 12th July held between Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa representing the 19 affiliated Employer Organisations, NUMSA, Solidarity, UASA, MEWUSA and the SAEWA at the MEIBC, facilitated by a Senior CCMA Commissioner, continued with SEIFSA tabling a conditional offer aimed at clinching an agreement for the industry. The overall package that Seifsa tabled is for July 1, this year to June 30, 2024, and includes a 4.4% increase in year one, and increases of either 3% or Consumer Price Index, whichever is highest, in years two and three. The conditionality of the offer rest on the trade unions being able to recommend acceptance of the offer to their respective membership and the affiliated associations likewise being able to endorse the package
The unions, including Solidarity, Uasa, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa, the Metal and Electrical Workers Union of South Africa and the South African Equity Workers Association, have until July 28 to report back with their final positions on the matter.