Johannesburg - The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) said on Wednesday it plans strike action in the motor industry, involving garages, workshops and parts suppliers.
The planned strike comes after Numsa reached a deadlock in wage talks with the Retailers Motor Industry (RMI) and Fuel Retailers Association (FRA), and it threatens to add to the ongoing industrial action in the automotive industry.
Last Wednesday, about 31 000 workers in the vehicle manufacturing sector downed tools, stalling production for domestic vehicle manufacturers.
Numsa spokesperson Castro Ngobese said the union will announce details of the planned strike on Thursday.
Numsa represents 70 000 employees working in garages, components and workshops.