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earningsANA reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) said on Thursday that it was "deeply angered" and concerned by a claim that employees at Eskom were among the highest paid in the country and earned an average salary of around R789,000 per year.  

"Our members do not earn that kind of money.  This a lie.  It is a serious insult to our members who are currently being offered a zero percent increase by Eskom.  [The] Apartheid wage gap still exists at Eskom and black women are some of the lowest paid at Eskom," the union’s spokesperson said.  Economist Mike Schüssler tweeted on Tuesday that the average employee at the power utility earned R789,000 annually and that on average they fell within the top 1% or 2% of household income.

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