The National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa), the country’s largest metalworkers’ union with 360,000 members, is demanding a one-year, 15% salary increase across the board.

Employers in the embattled sector said Numsa’s demands for higher wages are unreasonable, given the negative economic climate spawned by Covid-19, which resulted in the economy declining 7% in 2020...

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