Automobile strike likely to drag on

2013-09-10 00:00

THE automobile industry strike has gone into the third week now, with employee representatives vowing not to back down until their demands are met.

Toyota South Africa’s Durban plant is still at a standstill.

Numsa national treasurer Mphumzi Maqungo yesterday said the report Numsa’s leadership received strongly supports the strike until the workers’ demands were met.

“The strike is ongoing. The two employer representatives have not yielded positive feedback. The Retail Motor Industry Organisation has offered 6,5% while the Fuel Retail Association offers 9,5%. With the latter, the condition is that we withdraw all other substantive demands we have,” said Maqungo.

Numsa had demanded a 20% wage increase, but later settled for 14%.

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