Johannesburg - Employers have walked out of wage talks, the fuel sector workers' union said on Friday.
"We must now wait for them to get back to us. We don't know what is happening," said Chemical, Energy, Paper, Printing, Wood and Allied Workers' Union spokesperson Simon Mofokeng.
The National Petroleum Employers' Association (NPEA) has offered an 8% increase. It could not be reached for comment on Friday night.
"Employers walked out of negotiations when we put in a counter offer of 9.5% increase across the board," said Mofokeng.
The union had been demanding, among other things, a wage increase of 11% to 13%, a total ban on labour brokers and a minimum wage of R6 000.
It also wanted employers to address the number of working hours, the shift allowance, compassionate leave and maternity leave.
Mofokeng said employers had not addressed these issues in previous talks.
Workers in the sector went on strike two weeks ago, leading to fuel shortages in parts of Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and Limpopo.
On Thursday, the SA Petroleum Industry Association (Sapia) said it had seen there had been an improvement in fuel deliveries. Sapia said it viewed the employers' offer as "reasonable".