“Wage negotiations should not necessarily result in a strike. Even when a strike is called, at the end of the day the parties have to find a way resolving the outstanding matters around the table. To all negotiators, I know that you are busy with the negotiations.
“I wish that you will find one another sooner rather than later and come to the agreement as swiftly as possible. We are still reeling from the world economic meltdown and we need to get the country working as smoothly as possible to be able to get the economy to create the jobs we so desperately need,” said Oliphant.
“Strikes are always resolved at the end of the day, the longer they take, the more it creates problems for all those involved,” said Ramaphosa.