The National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) said the planned strike action would continue unless workers decided otherwise. Tuesday’s talks failed to resolve the deadlock.

The National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) said the planned strike action would continue unless workers decided otherwise. Tuesday’s talks failed to resolve the deadlock.

Numsa national spokesman Dumisa Ntuli on Wednesday told CARtoday.com that Tuesday’s talks had failed to resolve the impasse between the union and the Automobile Manufacturers Employers Organisation (Ameo).

“Numsa is currently consulting its workers. No wage deal has been brokered and we will meet again on Friday to consider further options,” Ntuli said.

“The strike will continue unless workers decide otherwise.”

The wage dispute remains deadlocked at the offered 6,5 per cent increase by manufacturers across the sectors – Numsa is demanding a nine per cent increase.

Other workers’ demands have also been rejected. They include a three-year wage agreement, 100 per cent of maternity leave, training during working hours and ARVs and 30-days sick leave for HIV/AIDs sufferers.