strike thumb medium85 85eNCA reports that after a strike of two weeks in the petrochemical sector, employers and union members are meeting at the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) on Friday.  

About 15,000 members of the Chemical Energy Paper Printing Wood and Allied Workers’ Union (Ceppwawu) are on strike at refineries and depots, demanding a 9% salary increase, with employers offering 7%.  Also, the union is demanding a one-year agreement, while employers want two years.  The delivery of fuel has been affected and several petrol stations have reported that tanks have run dry over the past few days.  But, the SA Petroleum Industry Association (SAPIA) says even though there are some shortages of one or more grades of fuel, the situation remains stable.

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