Fuel wage talks deadlocked

2011-07-23 13:20

Petrol sector talks had reached a deadlock, the National Petroleum Employers’ Association said today.

“We concluded that we have reached a deadlock on [Friday] and the next steps were not confirmed,” said spokesman Mxolisi Ratsibe.

He said parties did not agree on when the next meeting would take place.

The Chemical, Energy, Paper, Printing, Wood and Allied Worker’s Union (Ceppwawu) was demanding a wage increase of 11% to 13% and a minimum wage of R6 000.

Employees also wanted a total ban on labour brokers and were asking employers to address issues of compassionate and maternity leave, as well as the number of working hours and the shift allowance.

Ceppwawu spokesman Cedrick Maluleke was not immediately available for comment.

Workers went on strike two weeks ago, causing fuel shortages in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and Limpopo.

Today the SA Petroleum Industry Association’s Jean Dennis said the delivery of fuel “had definitely improved”. 

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