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numANA reports that that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) on Monday slammed reports that it had called for the postponement of wage negotiations with power utility Eskom because of a clash with its congress this week.  

Spokesperson Livhuwani Mammburu said the congress, which would be starting on Wednesday, would not affect the wage negotiations “as there will be another team from the NUM that will fully participate in the wage negotiations."  He emphasised that the union was not calling for the postponement of the Eskom wage negotiations and would fully participate in the talks starting on Tuesday and lasting until Thursday.  Public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan announced on Friday that Eskom and its three trade unions would this week resume the deadlocked wage talks.  The power utility has conceded to remove its zero percent wage increase stance from the negotiating table.

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