SABC News - End in sight to motor industry strike :Thursday 3 October 2013

End in sight to motor industry strike

Thursday 3 October 2013 12:00

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The workers are demanding a double-digit salary increase while the employer is offering 7.5%.

The workers are demanding a double-digit salary increase while the employer is offering 7.5%.(SABC)

The strike action in the motor component sector could end later this week.

Over the weekend, parties in dispute met and the Retail Motor Industry presented a new wage offer, but the details of the offer are yet to be made public.

Workers have been on strike for over three weeks, demanding better wages.

They are demanding a double-digit salary increase while the employer is offering 7.5% increase.

Numsa was due to hold a special  meeting to receive feedback on the latest wage offer from striking workers in the motor component sector.

The meeting could not go ahead because other regions requested for an extension.

SABC understands that the latest offer put on the table by the employers is close to what workers are demanding.

On Wednesday the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers said car component companies are suffering huge losses as a result of the strike blaming the workers for financial loses, but the union hit back saying the employers have themselves to blame.
     
           

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