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FordEngineering News reports that the SA automotive industry has “worked hard this labour season”, holding a number of “pre-meetings and indabas”, in an effort to be ready for the triennial negotiations to thrash out a new multiyear wage agreement.  

So says Ford Motor Company sub-Saharan Africa president and CEO Jeff Nemeth.  He indicated   “Our discussions [with the National Union of Metalworkers of SA] have been positive to date.  We have not seen any showstoppers on any side.  We hope we can weave our way through the negotiations without a strike.”  Nemeth said Ford was confident that a fair and equitable wage agreement could be reached, without the need for strike action.  Ford in SA this week announced a R2.5-billion investment from its US parent to build the new Everest at its Silverton plant.

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