South Africa Auto Strike Ends
August 20, 2010 at 6:20 am
South African auto workers have ended their eight-day strike after reaching a wage agreement.
The National Union of Metalworkers said Friday that a settlement has been signed with the Manufacturers Employers Organization.
Under the three-year agreement, thousands of auto workers will receive a 10 percent pay hike this year and nine percent pay raises in each of the next two years.
The union was seeking a 15 percent raise.
Some provisions of a previous agreement three years ago will become part of the new settlement.
The strike impacted production at a number of carmakers, including Toyota Motor Corporation and Nissan Motor Company.
Some information in this story was provided by Reuters.
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