Fuel industry workers have ended their eight-day strike after employers and unions bowed to public opinion and the government and reached a compromise deal over disputed pay. However, the fuel shortages that have crippled parts of the country over the past week are expected to continue for a few days. The regions worst affected were Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape.

Under the terms of the agreement fuel industry workers will get an 8.5 per cent wage increase, backdated to 1 July. This is 1.5 per cent less than the original demand. The settlement also includes remuneration for employees who work 24-hour shifts and provisions for the resolution of outstanding maternity leave concerns.

SHARE
Wanted in Africa
Wanted in Africa
Wanted in Africa, part of the Wanted Worldwide network, is a website in English for expatriates in Africa established in 2006. We cover Europe's news stories that may be of interest to English speaking residents along with tourists as well. Our publication also offers classifieds, photos, information on events, museums, churches, galleries, exhibits, fashion, food, and local travel.
72316
Previous article Houses of parliament tour.
Next article Houses of parliament tour.