Numsa tells motor companies: ‘Go ahead and leave’

Numsa tells motor companies: ‘Go ahead and leave’

FORD SA was yesterday revealed as the American motor industry giant which has threatened to close its operations due to the unstable labour environment in the country, according to an employers’ organisation.

The source of the warning was revealed just hours after Numsa national treasurer Mphumzi Maqungo said at the Nangoza Jebe Hall in New Brighton, Port Elizabeth, that the union had told major German manufacturer BMW it could pull out of the country if it wanted to.

Meanwhile, Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) communications manager Ollie Madlala confirmed that Ford SA had threatened to pull out.

“Seifsa chief executive officer Kaizer Nyatsumba was phoned by the chief executive of Ford Motor Corporation South Africa, Jeff Nemeth, [who said that the company was threatening to close its operations due to the unstable labour environment]…

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