Numsa to meet with employers as petrol strike enters eighth day

2013-09-16 11:54

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The strike in the petrol and motor retail sector entered its eighth day as the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) and employers were set to meet this week.

“We are meeting with employers today and tomorrow. At the moment, the strike is still ongoing,” said Numsa national treasurer Mphumzi Maqungo.

On Thursday, Numsa KwaZulu-Natal regional secretary Mbuso Ngubane said a revised offer of a 7.5% wage increase had been rejected.

The union has demanded a R30-an-hour across-the-board increase by 2016 on actual rates of pay in all sectors and divisions for workers earning above R6 000 a month.

Fuel Retailers’ Association CEO Reggy Sibiya said on Thursday the union’s decision to reject the revised offer was regrettable, but the association remained optimistic an agreement could be reached.

The Fuel Retailers’ Association was not immediately available for comment today.

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