Motor sector strike on the cards

Numsa strike. eNCA/Silindelo Masikane

JOHANNESBURG - A strike in the country’s motor sector is likely to happen soon.

Metal worker union Numsa says the Retail Motor Industries and the Fuel Retail Association failed to meet the union's wage increase demand of 12 percent.

READ: Motor sector negotiations | Numsa demands 12% across the board

There are fears that a strike in the automotive component manufacturing sector will have serious knock effects for local vehicle manufacturing.

Numsa says the Fuel Retail Association offered wage increases of 4 percent across the board for all fuel service station forecourt attendants, and 3 percent for cleaners and cashiers.

The offer would apply for each year of a three-year agreement.


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