JOHANNESBURG – The petroleum industry strike has ended, the Chemical‚ Energy‚ Paper‚ Printing‚ Wood and Allied Workers’ Union announced on Wednesday.
The Petroleum Employer’s Association and the union reached a two year agreement.
Under the agreement workers will receive a seven-percent increase in the first year instead of the nine-percent they had initially demanded and that will be increased by 1.5 percent in the second year.
The strike lasted three weeks causing disruption in fuel supply.
Striking workers have until next week to return to work.