ceppwawuThe New Age reports that the Chemical Energy Paper Printing Wood and Allied Workers’ Union (Ceppwawu) says it will embark on an industrial strike on Thursday to demand a better living wage in the petroleum industry.  

On Tuesday, the union served a two days’ strike notice on chemical industry employers, the National Petroleum Employers’ Association, as well as the National Bargaining Council.  It is seeking a 9% wage increase, while employer are offering 6.5%.  Ceppwawu spokesperson Clement Chitja indicated that they wanted a one-year deal, whereas the employers were seeking a multi-year arrangement.  Shift payments are also at issue.

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