newsEngineering News reports that negotiations in the retail motor and component manufacturing industries for a new wage agreement are still ongoing.  

They involve the Fuel Retailers Association, the Retail Motor Industry Organisation, the National Employers Association of SA, the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) and the Motor Industry Staff Association (MISA).  Despite the delay, Renai Moothilal of the National Association of Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers (Naacam) is upbeat that the process will be completed without any labour action.  He said:  “The negotiations are at a very advanced stage and parties are convinced that a positive outcome will be reached in the coming days.”

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