Numsa to march against proposed new labour laws

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) is using Human Rights Day to march against proposed new labour laws.

It comes after the Labour Department said it was considering whether to make changes to the Labour Relations Act and the Basic Conditions of Employment Act.

Speaking to Ray White on the Midday Report, Numsa spokesperson Phakamile Hlubi-Majola, said they are marching to remind the state that workers rights, are human rights.

There is list of new legislation that the state is bringing in on the May 1, including the The National Minimum Wage Bill, as well as changes around the right to strike. We believe that these changes will make it impossible for workers to go on strike, and this national minimum wage, is not a living wage and that is why we reject it.

Phakamile Hlubi-Majola, Numsa spokesperson

Hlubi-Majola says it was South African's working class who fought and died to end apartheid, and to improve their living conditions.

She says this has not happened and now with the state planning to implementing new laws, it's returning to the 'dark days' of apartheid.

Listen below to hear more on the NUMSA march:


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