Johannesburg - Striking construction workers of the Building Construction and Allied Workers' Union (BCAWU) have accepted the latest wage offer, employer organisation Safcec announced on Tuesday.
“The accepted offer allows for a 10 percent wage increase for categories task grade one until four, and an eight percent wage increase for categories task grade five until nine,” SA Federation of Civil Engineering Contractors (Safcec) spokeswoman Annemie Cowley said in a statement.
The wage deal would be valid until August 31, 2016.
BCAWU could not be reached for comment on Tuesday. It was not known when their members would return to work.
Members of the National Union of Mineworkers and BCAWU downed tools on August 26.
The NUM demanded a change in minimum salary structures, a 13 percent wage increase for 2013, and a 14 percent increase for 2014.
NUM spokesman Lesiba Seshoka said its members would continue striking to fight for its demands.
“There is no end in sight for the strike action in construction; it continues until the employers grant our demands,” Lesiba said on Monday.
“We said to them (employers) they must address our demands on the minimum packages and not offer us R400 increases, we will not allow that.” - Sapa