WORKERS' union Numsa has singled out car giant bosses from VWSA and GMSA in Nelson Mandela Bay, blaming them for the stalemate in wage negotiations which pushed the crippling motor industry strike into its fourth day today.
Numsa regional secretary Phumzile Nodongwe said VWSA MD Dave Powels and GM Africa MD Mario Spangenberg, in particular, were dead against the workers' demands. "When the union met with company bosses, they [Powels and Spangenberg] were the ones who said our demands are unreasonable. They are saying, they would rather move their companies elsewhere than meet our demands. They are refusing to budge," Nodongwe said. The companies have dismissed the claims.
"As company bosses they are making more than R4-million a year, while the workers on the ground that are making the companies' profits continue to suffer," Nodongwe said.
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