The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa has called off its strike at Macsteel plants across the country after the company agreed to redeploy workers that were retrenched.
Workers embarked on strike action on Monday to demand that their colleagues be reinstated.
Last month 99 workers were retrenched at the steel
NUMSA spokesperson Phakamile Hlubi-Majola says according to the agreement, Macsteel must attempt to place retrenched workers in vacant po sitions before the end of February: "Furthermore, the settlement ensures that all retrenched workers will retain all monies paid to them including the severance pay, paid to them when they were retrenched during December 2020, even if they are re-hired into a new post.
We have also secured in the agreement that all employees who participated in the strike will be paid their wages and benefits in full even if they downed tools during that period.
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