The National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) has rejected a revised offer of 10% from motor industry employees, saying today that workers would continue striking until a final settlement was reached.
Numsa spokesperson Castro Ngobese said they believed upping the offer from 6% to 10% was influenced by their industrial action, but they still had problems with it.
They felt it did not give all employees a guaranteed increase and did not attend to back-dating.
They were also upset that it was publicised by the employers without Numsa first getting a chance to take it back to their members.
“We call on our members not to be defocused or confused by the latest developments, but continue with their industrial actions until a final settlement is reached.”
Numsa negotiations began with a 20% opening demand.
The 10% offer is a move from the previous 6.6%.
The strike by people employed in garages, workshops and dealerships began on September 1.