2,000 on strike at SABMiller

SABMiller workers have downed tools demanding a 9.5 percent increase.

More than 2,000 workers at SABMiller downed tools demanding a 9.5 percent increase.

JOHANNESBURG - More than 2,000 workers at the South African subsidiary of brewer SABMiller went on strike on Monday, demanding a 9.5 percent pay increase, a union representative said.

"There are high-level discussions with union leaders and directors at SAB to resolve the matter," said Food and Allied Workers Union General Secretar Katishi Masemola.

About 2,200 of some 3,000 employees at South African Breweries walked off the job after the beer maker offered a 5.5 percent increase, less than the 9.5 percent they were demanding.