Paper sector workers join fuel strike

Published Jul 14, 2011


Workers at South African paper makers Mondi and Sappi joined a fuel strike on Thursday, further escalating wage protests in Africa's biggest economy, a union official said.

“As of today all Mondi and Sappi (workers) ... have gone out. So as we talk right now they are on strike,” Simon Mofokeng, general secretary of the Chemical, Energy, Paper, Printing, Wood and Allied Workers Union (CEPPWAWU) told Reuters.

He also said that talks to end a strike in the chemicals and fuel sector would take place on Friday and Monday, respectively. - Reuters

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