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South African metal workers to go on strike
Zone(s): South Africa ¦ Sector(s): Employment
[26 June 2014, BBC News] The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) has said its members will down tools on 1 July. The union, which represents metal workers and other artisans, is demanding a salary increase of 12% for 22,000 of its 230,000 members. It said the strike was inevitable after revising down its demand from 15%. The longest strike in the history of the country ended on Wednesday after platinum workers returned to work after five months without pay.