S.Africa's NUMSA says to intensify metals, engineering strike

JOHANNESBURG, July 16 Wed Jul 16, 2014 11:01am EDT

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JOHANNESBURG, July 16 (Reuters) - South Africa's main manufacturing union, NUMSA, said it has agreed a plan of action to intensify and accelerate a three-week wage strike that has hit car makers and construction companies.

Around 220,000 workers have downed tools in demand of a double digit wage increase after rejecting an offer from employers on Sunday, a blow to Africa's most advanced economy as it struggles to avoid recession. (Reporting by Ed Cropley)

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