File: The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa is the country’s biggest metalworkers union. RODGER BOSCH / AFP
JOHANNESBURG - Metalworker union Numsa has rejected a revised pay offer by the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA).
SEIFSA offered 6 percent for the lowest-paid workers and 5 percent for the highest-paid workers.
The strike has cost the steel industry almost R500m, according to Bloomberg.
NUMSA demanding an 8 percent across-the-board wage rise in the first year, and inflation plus 2 percent for the second and third years.