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Motorists urged to fill tanks as Ceppwawu strike continues

The union has asked for a formal meeting with employers to discuss a nine percent increase for its members.

Picture: EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - With the petroleum workers strike now in its second day, the Chemical Energy Paper Printing Wood and Allied Workers' Union ( Ceppwawu) has asked for a formal meeting with employers to discuss wages.

At least 15,000 members from the union went on strike at oil refineries and depots yesterday, demanding a nine percent hike.

However, the National Petroleum Employers' Association is offering 6,5 percent.

Motorists have been urged to fill up their tanks.

Ceppwawu spokesperson Clement Chitja says, "We will continue until the employers make a satisfactory offer."