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Strikes cost South Africa $60m a day

Strikes are costing Africa's biggest economy $60 million a day. Motor industry workers at Toyota, Ford and BMW have failed to cut a deal with bosses. The trade union wants a 14% rise in pay but bosses are only offering 10%.

Strikes are costing Africa's biggest economy $60 million a day. Motor industry workers at Toyota, Ford and BMW have failed to cut a deal with bosses. The trade union wants a 14% rise in pay but bosses are only offering 10%.

From next week, there will be more strikes as petrol stations and car dealerships prepare for walkouts.

South African gold producers are also preparing for bruising strikes.

Lerato Mbele reports from Johannesburg.

  • 28 Aug
  • From the section Africa