Friday, 25 July 2014 15:30

Talks to end South African engineering strike resume

Wage talks between South African metal and engineering employers and the sector's main union will resume on Tuesday in an effort to end a strike that is sapping the country and the continent's most advanced economy, a union spokesperson said.

  • More than 200 000 employees affiliated to the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa
  • NUMSA due to hear a response from the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of South Africa on a wage proposal put forward by the union at the weekend (NUMSA) downed tools on July 2, demanding 12 % to 15% wage increases
  • The industrial action has dealt a further blow to the ailing South African economy, coming almost immediately after a five-month strike by miners in the platinum sector.