Durban - A march by about 5000 striking petrol attendants in Durban went peacefully, with minimal disruption of midday traffic, said eThekwini metro police spokesman Senior Superintendent Eugene Msomi.
The Retail Motor Industry (RMI) is offering the strikers a six percent increase, while the National Union of Metal Workers of SA is demanding a R30 an hour across the board increase by 2016 on actual rates of pay in all sectors and divisions for workers earning above R6000 a month.
Earlier this week, Numsa's deputy secretary general Karl Cloete said the industry had around 300,000 workers, of whom 70,000 were Numsa members.
A petrol attendant earned at least R700 a week, he said.
The march in Durban progressed from Botha Gardens to the city hall. - Sapa