Employers not taking strike seriously - Ceppwawu

The chemical worker’s union won't back down on its demand for a nine percent wage increase.

Petrol. Picture: Katharyn Williams-Jaftha/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Chemical worker's union Ceppwawu says the National Petroleum Employers' Association doesn't appear to be taking its national strike seriously.

The union called the industrial action affecting the petrol manufacturing sector over a week ago as it demands a pay hike of 9 percent.

The association is offering 7 percent.

The strike is affecting deliveries from oil refineries and fuel depots.

Ceppwawu's Jerry Nkosi: "Here, we are dealing with people's lives. A strike is not something that can be taken lightly and therefore we can't just sit and fold our arms like the employer seems to be doing. It seems they are not taking this seriously."