Petrol attendants to strike nationwide

Motorists have been warned to fill up over the weekend as a petrol attendant strike looms.

Motorists have been warned to fill up over the weekend as a petrol attendant strike looms.

JOHANNESBURG - Motorists have been warned to fill up their vehicles over the weekend as a nationwide wage strike by petrol attendants is set to start next week.

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) says talks have deadlocked and the strike will begin in Johannesburg and Cape Town on Monday, with other provinces joining the strike on Wednesday and Thursday.

The union is demanding a R30 per hour increase across the board in all sectors and divisions for workers earning above R6,000 a month.

Numsa's Karl Cloete says, "We didn't get into an exchange of any proposals. We settled rules for the strike on Monday. The marches will take place in Cape Town on Monday and in Randburg in Gauteng."