The National Union of Metalworkers of SA and employers were meeting on Monday night as the strike in the petrol and motor retail sector entered its eighth day.
“Negotiations are still ongoing and will continue the whole night,” Numsa national treasurer Mphumzi Maqungo said.
“We are open for negotiations and have been positive from day one and want the employer to come to the table.”
He said the negotiations started around 5.30pm and were expected to last late into the night.
On Thursday last week, Numsa KwaZulu-Natal regional secretary Mbuso Ngubane said a revised offer of a 7.5 percent wage increase had been rejected.
The union has demanded 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.
Fuel Retailers' Association (FRA) CEO Reggie Sibiya said on Thursday the union's decision to reject the revised offer was regrettable but the FRA remained optimistic an agreement could be reached.
The FRA was not immediately available for comment on Monday. - Sapa