Friday, September 17, 2010

Metal workers strike over

By Lelethu Mquqo
17 September 2010

The strike in the automotive component sector and the retail motor industry is over.

The National Union of Metalworkers says a three-year wage agreement will see workers in the component manufacturing industry receiving a pay hike of 9% -percent in the first year, followed by two 8% increases.

Filling station attendants have secured a three-year deal as well, of 10%, and 9% in each of the following two years.

The crippling strike closed down production at all South Africa’s major vehicle companies.

Numsa general secretary Irvin Jim says they expect all workers to be back at work by Monday

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