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Ceppwawu hoping for deal to end petroleum sector strike

The union is demanding an 8% increase, while the employer says it can only afford 7%.

Petrol generic. Picture: Freeimages.

JOHANNESBURG - The Chemical Energy Paper Printing Wood and Allied Workers Union (Ceppwawu) says talks at the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) will continue today in the hopes of reaching a deal that will bring an end to the ongoing strike in the petroleum sector.

The union is demanding an eight percent increase, while the employer says it can only afford 7%.

The CCMA is leading the facilitation process to find a resolution to the dispute.

Last week, workers picketed outside petrol depos in Gauteng, Mpumalanga, the Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal.

Ceppwawu's Jerry Nkosi says: "We had to go back and report to members, so the feedback had been coming since yesterday in terms of where the discussions are."