On 21 September 2022 the RMI received a set of default picketing rules together with a ruling from the CCMA-appointed commissioner overseeing the formulation of the picketing rules. The ruling and picketing rules is attached hereto for your attention.
By way of background, picketing rules is a legally binding document intended to regulate the conduct of employees and supporters when they picket at a workplace during the currency of a protected / lawful strike.
Clause 12 of the commissioners ruling states that the parties should meet at each identified site where NUMSA intends to picket and make final submission no later than 29 September 2022. The RMI received NUMSA’s final list of identified sites on 15 September and will be contacting the RMI employers identified in the list with the view at assisting them during the process of final submissions to the commissioner.
It is important to note that given the practicalities and the magnitude of this task, it would be very difficult and near impossible for the parties, not only the RMI, to conduct inspections at every site before 29 September 2022 which we will bring to the attention of the commissioner. The RMI 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)