Ceppawu's planned strike to primarily affect refineries, fuel depots

Ceppawu claims bosses are only willing to offer a 6.5% pay increase while workers are demanding 9%.

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CAPE TOWN - The Chemical, Energy, Paper, Printing, Wood and Allied Workers Union (Ceppwawu) says a planned strike will primarily affect refineries and fuel depots across the county.

The nationwide strike stems from a deadlock in wage negotiations.

Ceppawu claims bosses are only willing to offer a 6.5% pay increase while workers are demanding 9%.

More than 15,000 employees are expected to join the strike.

Ceppwawu's Clement Chitja said: "Other than the wage increment, on the social aspects, the workers want the right to bargain collectively for everybody."