Today's Labour News

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numBusiness Report writes that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) will today (Monday) refer its pay increase dispute with Eskom to the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA).  

This comes after the union on Friday declared a wage dispute with the power utility after deadlock was reached in wage talks.  The union is demanding a wage increase of 12% for the highest paid employees and a 13% for the lowest-paid employees.  Eskom has offered an increase of 7%.  The NUM is also seeking a one-year wage agreement and a housing allowance of R5,000 per month.  Eskom spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe stressed that, by law, employees working for Eskom were not allowed to go on strike as they were essential service providers.

  • Read this report by Siseko Njobeni in full at Business Report
  • Read too, Eskom willing to find solution to wage impasse after NUM declares dispute, at The Citizen
  • And also, Staking dreig by Eskom, at Maroela Media
  • As well as, NUM declares wage dispute with Eskom, at Moneyweb

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