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fawuBusiness Report writes that economists warned on Wednesday that the proposed strike by the Food and Allied Workers Union (Fawu) in the grain industry might lead to potential job losses in the sector as employers replaced workers with machinery.  

Fawu, which represents almost 10,000 workers, plans to strike on Friday.  It served eight employers in the grain industry with a strike notification on Monday when wage negotiations failed.  Both parties resumed talks on Wednesday to try to resolve the stand-off.  The workers are demanding a 9% wage increase, while the employers are offering between 3% and 8%.  The eight employers are OVK, VKB, Suidwes, Senwes, Grain Field Chickens, GWK, NWK and Obaro.

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