The National Union of Metal Workers of South Africa (Numsa) says it is disgusted that General Motors (GM) did not give Numsa the opportunity to scrutinise the deal to find alternatives to mitigate job losses.
Numsa spokesperson, Phakamile Hlubi, says they have been in constant engagement with management of the company to discuss future plans, but it never revealed its plans to disinvest in South Africa.
Hlubi says Numsa will not allow GM to further disadvantage workers.
They claim that only about 600 workers will be affected as a result of this decision. We know for a fact that job losses will run into thousands, particularly in the area of Port Elizabeth.— Phakamile Hlubi,
She says government will have to intervene as the company did not follow procedures.
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