No end in sight for Numsa strike

Filling station workers represented by Numsa are demanding a double digit increase from employers.

Filling station workers represented by Numsa are demanding a double digit increase from employers. Picture: EWN

CAPE TOWN - It seems there's no end in sight for the industrial action involving filling station attendants and motor shop workers.

Workers downed tools at the beginning of this week demanding better wages.

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) are demanding a double digit pay hike, while employers are offering seven percent.

Numsa's Vuyo Lufele said, "By 12pm on Friday we want to be reporting back to our members. If there is an improvement in the wage offer, workers will consider it."

Meanwhile, Western Cape Community Safety MEC Dan Plato on Wednesday stressed the importance of making the public aware of the new Dangerous Weapons Act.

The law bans people from carrying weapons such as pangas and knobkierries during protest marches.

He said during several demonstrations in the province in recent weeks, many people were brandishing dangerous weapons.

"Carrying dangerous weapons in public is illegal. Any person found doing so may be liable to a sentence of up to three years in prison."