Numsa agrees deal to end four-week strike

Johannesburg - South African engineering union Numsa has agreed to end a four-week strike after accepting a wage increase offer from employers, union leader Irvin Jim said on Monday.

Numsa, South Africa's largest union, has accepted a 10 percent annual pay rise fixed for three years for its lowest-paid workers, Jim said, adding that members are due to return to work on Tuesday.

The National Union of Metalworkers striking workers march in central Johannesburg. The union wants a 12 percent salary increase, the scrapping of labour brokers, and a one-year bargaining agreement. Photo: Simphiwe Mbokazi. Credit: Independent Newspapers

The walkout by engineering and metals workers had halted production at automakers and affected construction at new power plants in a country struggling with electricity supply. - Reuters