On 3 October 2022 the RMI received a letter from NUMSA wherein it threatened to embark on industrial action on 24 October 2022, due to its dissatisfaction with the progress made with the wage- and substantive negotiations, particularly in sector 5 (fuel retailers) of the retail motor industry. The letter was received on the back of positive engagements with NUMSA the week before, whereafter the RMI communicated its positive outlook on the negotiations. The RMI negotiating team will however continue to reach out to NUMSA in the form of bilateral meetings to seek a settlement of the current dispute between the parties.
Furthermore, the RMI received the default picketing rules from the CCMA-appointed Commissioner overseeing the negotiations process late yesterday afternoon. The RMI negotiating team is currently studying the rules and will circulate communication in that regards as a matter of urgency. This will include a digital, online seminar on the application, impact and interpretation of the rules, the details of which will shared with Members in due course.
We will keep you updated throughout the negotiations process but if you do have any queries, kindly contact your local IR Specialist: IR Contacts – Retail Motor Industry Organisation (rmi.org.za)