SA carmaker talks resume on fourth strike day

SA carmaker talks resume on fourth strike day
Published: 22 August 2013
JOHANNESBURG - South African workers at carmakers including Toyota Motor Corp, Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW) and General Motors Co will strike for a fourth day today while employers reopen wage talks with union leaders.

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa received a request from the automakers to resume negotiations, the union said in an e-mailed statement yesterday.

The walkout will continue while talks take place and Numsa will discuss the outcome with workers on August 23, it said.

"The strike continues," Casto Ngobese, national spokesman for Numsa, said by phone today.

"The union will be meeting with company representatives this afternoon to resume negotiations. That offer will be taken to members tomorrow."

About 30 000 workers are striking at the country's seven main carmakers and two medium and heavy vehicle assemblers in Pretoria, Durban, Port Elizabeth and East London, according to the union.

The boycott is costing the automotive industry as much as 700 million rand (US$68,4 million) per day, the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa said on August 16.

- Bloomberg
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