Petrol strike heads towards third week

Wage negotiations with employers remain at an impasse as the strike heads towards its third week.

Striking NUMSA members march in Randburg on Monday 9 September, they are seeking a double digit increase in wages.Picture:Vumani Mkhize/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - A strike by petrol attendants and vehicle industry workers affiliated to the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) is heading towards its third week.

Wage negotiations with employers remain at an impasse.

Employers met with the union on Thursday night to try end the strike, but negotiations deadlocked.

Chief Executive of the Retail Motor Industry Jakkie Olivier says the strike is starting to bite but he's optimistic a solution will be reached soon.

"The leadership of both organisations needs to keep talking to see what the solution is. I'm confident and positive that a solution is imminent, I hope by next weekend."