S.Africa carmakers, unions agree pay, avert strike

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JOHANNESBURG, Aug 19 (Reuters) - South Africa car manufacturers and trade unions have agreed a deal to avert a strike over wages, the country's metalworkers union said on Sunday. "We have withdrawn the notice to go on strike," said Mziwakhe Hlangani, national spokesman at the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa). "We are putting the agreement to our members ... the shop stewards council (says) it is a landmark agreement." Under the pact, car manufacturers will pay a 9 percent ...

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