One of the two South African transit unions has accepted the government owned company's settlement offer, but the other says that it needs more time, which will prolong the strike. The South African Transport and Allied Workers' Union said that many workers want Transnet to increase the pay offer. The deal offers an 11% wage offer, more medical aid, full-time jobs for 1,000 contract workers and a bonus. The strike is costing th government billions, and coal, wine, citrus and mine exports have been halted. The chairman of the South African Petroleum Industry Association said that if the strike continues, oil refineries will shut down. The strike is also hurting commuters, who were stranded when the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa struck on May 17. South African Transport and Allied Workers' Union said that they will report back on May 24, and train service is expected to resume on the 24th, once inspections have occurred.