Friday, September 17, 2010

Numsa says strike was called off because of financial difficulties in Motor Industry

By Lelethu Mquqo
17 September 2010

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa says financial difficulties currentl experienced by the Retail Motor Industry are what encouraged them to accept a revised wage offer.

Numsa members brought an end to a two-week strike that crippled several sectors of the motor industry.

Labour accepted a 10-percent wage increase despite initially demanding for 15-percent.

Petrol attendants have also had an increase to their wages.

It is alleged that not all union members agreed to the offer but did so because it wasn't going to get any better.

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