petrolpump thumb medium80 94BDLive reports that the strike in the petrochemical sector enters a second week after negotiations between the union and employers remained deadlocked on Friday.  

A number of petrol stations across the country ran dry after members of the Chemical Energy Paper Printing Wood and Allied Workers’ Union (Ceppwawu) went on strike.  The SA Petroleum Industry Association’s (Sapia’s) Avhapfani Tshifularo said on Friday that fuel supply had improved.  Companies had been able to move petrol tankers and supply filling stations with petrol.  Sapia has requested the assistance of police after fuel-tanker drivers were intimidated.  Accusations of intimidation have also been made by the union against the police and petrol companies.  Apparently no further meetings between the parties are planned.

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