Two minority employer organisations in the multibillion rand steel and engineering sector have applied for leave to appeal a labour court ruling that approved the extension of a multiterm wage deal to the entire industry.

The National Employers Association of SA (Neasa) and the SA Engineers’ and Founders’ Association (Saefa) failed in their labour court bid in August to interdict the Metals and Engineering Industries Bargaining Council (MEIBC) from submitting a request to employment & labour minister Thulas Nxesi to gazette and extend a three-year, 6% wage agreement...

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