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Toyota strike over

Oct 04 2012 16:48
Durban - Striking workers at Toyota's Prospecton plant in Durban will return to work on Friday after a pay settlement was reached, the company said.

The National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) confirmed the deal on Thursday.

Workers downed tools on Monday after discovering that the wages of team leaders had been increased by R3.22 an hour by Toyota.

Numsa KwaZulu-Natal regional secretary Mbuso Ngubane said it had been agreed that all level one to level seven workers, excluding team leaders, would be given a R3.22 an hour wage increase.

The increase was not backdated.

Toyota spokesperson Leo Kok said it was not the company's policy to publicise wage agreements before workers were informed.

The plant had been closed since Monday afternoon and seven shifts had been lost, he said. This was lost production of 2428 vehicles.

The Prospecton plant produces Toyota Hilux bakkies, the Fortuner sports utility vehicle, Hino lorries and Ses'fikile minibus taxis.

Kok said "significant overtime" work would be required to catch up.

Talks would begin tomorrow, with workers to arrange the extra hours, he said.

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