Toyota wage strike ends

Toyota spokesperson Leo Kok said employees will return to work on Friday.


DURBAN - Toyota workers on Thursday ended their industrial action after three days of negotiations between management and the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa).

Workers at the Durban plant downed tools on Monday, forcing the company to shut down its operations.

Over 2,400 vehicles were not produced due to the strike.

Toyota spokesperson Leo Kok said workers will return to work on Friday.

"The issues have been resolved amicably. The details of the agreement will be shared with staff before they are revealed to the media."

The workers were demanding an increase of more than R3 per hour.

It was reported that some workers threatened to leave Numsa because they were unsatisfied with its leadership.

One worker was quoted saying that they want to join upstart union the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu).