The union, National Union of Metal Workers of SA (NUMSA), rejected the latest wage offer negotiated for its workers in the Motor Industry Bargaining Council.
Numsa confirmed over the weekend that the offer was not accepted and reiterated that it will not accept compromises for it’s more than 300,000 workers in the industry.
The union spokesman says a new agreement is being negotiated after the previous agreement’s term expires in August this year, and negotiations have been in progress since July, but to date no acceptable proposal has been offered.
Night shift allowances for petrol attendants, higher wages, are claimed, and the offer of a 6% increase is rejected altogether.
The demands of trade unions have skyrocketed in the broad labor market and played a major role in the extremely poor financial condition of the country.