VEHICLE makers are struggling to build cars because of the component manufacturing strike‚ industry officials said yesterday‚ adding to the woes of a sector badly hit by earlier labour unrest.
More than 30000 workers at major car-makers returned to work this month after a strike for higher wages that cost the industry $2-billion (R20-billion) in lost output revenue over four weeks.
Meanwhile, the Retail Motor Industry (RMI) has been granted an urgent interdict by the Johannesburg Labour Court to prevent violence by striking petrol attendants and car repair workers.
"We have been receiving daily updates about the violence ... which we reported to Numsa with a request that the union intervenes," RMI CEO Jakkie Olivier said. – Sapa