South African unions suspending 20-day long strike: reports

09:38, September 07, 2010      

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South African unions are suspending their 20-day long nationwide strike aimed at higher salaries, media reports said on Monday.

The unions have decided to suspend the strike but maintained this does not mean they accepted the state offer, according to the reports.

Union members have been on strike for nearly four weeks, demanding for at least an 8.6 percent wage hike and a 1,000 rands (137 U.S. dollars) housing subsidy. The South African government has agreed on a 7.5 percent pay rise and 800 rands housing allowance.

The walk out affected public services such as schools and public hospitals in Africa's biggest economy.

Source:Xinhua

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