Chemical, Energy, Paper, Printing, Wood and Allied Workers union (Ceppwawu) members have been on strike for the past eight days demanding a nine percent wage hike and one-year deal.
According to Reggie Sibiya, CEO of Fuel Retailers Association, the strike has been under control in Cape Town since it started, but for the past three days it seems BP has been experiencing problems.
We have received a report which says almost 70% of the BP network in Cape Town is running dry. We don't why this is affecting one company in particular. One can only assume its got something to do with the way BP is handling the strike.— Reggie Sibiya, CEO of Fuel Retailers Association the strike
FRA is calling for BP management to take drastic measures and sort this problem out because it is on verge of becoming a crisis.
Individual retailers have been without stock for three days and have to carry operational expenses with no sales coming in.
Sibiya says they are hoping that BP will do something over the weekend to minimize the backlog before the problem escalates.
So far BP is the only company affected by the strike, as no other company reported problems.
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