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numMining Weekly reports that members of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) in the Pretoria-Witwatersrand-Vereeniging region who are employees at Eskom have resolved not to accept the utility’s offer of a 0% wage increase.  

Following the first round of wage negotiations, the regional shop steward council met with its members to discuss the wage offer.  The council resolved that before Eskom could plead poverty, it needed to ensure that those who contributed to the financial distress of the entity should be brought to account and repay the money that was mismanaged and/or stolen from Eskom.  An example was said to be the wasteful expenditure of contracting services from McKinsey and Trillion, which have been tied to the controversial Gupta family.  NUM has instructed Eskom to present an audited financial statement at the second round of wage negotiations on 6 to 8 June.

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