LE CAP, October 14 (Hfrance.fr) - South Africa 's largest engineering union, NUMSA, has rejected a new salary offerthe due to a national strike which has already reached the car manufacturer BMW (BMWG.DE) enters its second week on Thursday, employers organization SEIFSA said.
The National Steelworkers Union of South Africa (NUMSA), with around 155,000 organized members in the sector, have been on strike since October 5 to demand wage increases, a move that could affect parts supply parts to make new cars and accessories.
On Monday, luxury automaker BMW said it had lost production at its main assembly plant in vehicles in South Africa when several suppliers were affected. learn more
"Unfortunately, after last night's meeting, we can report that we do not have an agreement, " Lucio Trentini, general manager of the 'Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA), told Hfrance.fr.
"We are going to regroup this morning and chart the way forward. The revised and improved offer was rejected, "he added, after NUMSA presented a revised offer to members last week. learn more
The strike was called after wage negotiations stalled and arbitration failed, with NUMSA demanding a general wage increase for 8% the first year, and inflation plus 2% for the second and third years.
SEIFSA had offered 4.4% for 2021, inflation plus 0.5% in 2022 and inflation plus 1% for the third year.
A spokesperson for NUMSA did not comment and said the group plans to have a media briefing later today. Reporting by Wendell Roelf; Edited by Raju Gopalakrishnan
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