Johannesburg - Members of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) in the Western Cape will march to the offices of the Building Industry Bargaining Council (BIBC) on Wednesday.
“The march will start from Robert Sobukwe road to the BIBC offices via Voortrekker road where a memorandum will be handed over by the NUM leadership to the BIBC authorities,” said NUM regional spokesman Benson Ngqentsu in a statement.
The workers would be addressed by leaders of the Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu), African National Congress (ANC), SA Communist Party (SACP) and NUM.
Construction workers downed tools on Monday demanding a 13 percent wage increase.
The SA Federation of Civil Engineering Contractors (Safcec) - which is representing employers - tabled a 7.5 percent offer that was rejected.
“Forty nine percent of ...employees did not turn up for work... (on Monday) and the provinces most affected by the strike include KwaZulu-Natal, the Western Cape, Gauteng, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, and Eastern Cape,” Safcec spokeswoman Annemie Cowley said in a statement.
NUM national spokesman Lesiba Seshoka had predicted that about 90,000 union members would not report for work. - Sapa