Nedlac yet to issue strike certificate for anti-corruption march

Numsa says if Nedlac does not grant the certificate, it will approach the courts.

FILE: Numsa and Nedlac are due to meet this coming Friday to discuss the details of the march. Picture: EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Nation Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) says it will cooperate with its partners in National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac) to secure a certificate to go on a one day strike against corruption but says it is also ready to go to court to fight for its right to protest.

Numsa has applied for a strike certificate to take part in next week's anti-corruption march but Nedlac has not yet granted it.

It's understood Nedlac is concerned that it is being used as a rubber stamp by unions that want to demonstrate their mass support through strike action.

Numsa will meet with Nedlac on Friday to discuss its application.

Numsa's Castro Ngobese said, "There is nothing which will stop our march. But if that meeting is about stopping our march from going ahead, then there will be nothing which will stop us from going to court."