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One strike off one strike on for Numsa

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3 October, 2013A three week strike of fuel pump attendants represented by the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) has ended but a strike in the motor sector continues, now in its fourth week.

On Friday 27 September, Numsa announced an end to the strike of its members in the fuel retail sector after an agreement was reached on a 11.6 per cent increase for this year, and 9 per cent increases for 2014 and 2015, up from an initial offer of 7 per cent made by employers.

Numsa had announced two strikes simultaneously with 70,000 members downing tools. The second strike is in the motor sector that includes workers in motor retail and auto components manufacture. Members have rejected the revised offer from employers of 9 per cent and are continuing to hold out for a double digit wage increase.