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eskomBusinessLive reports that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa)‚ the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and Solidarity have rejected Eskom’s offer of a 4.7% wage hike.  

The three unions said in a joint media statement on Wednesday that they had made a counter-proposal to Eskom that would meet their wage demands and rescue the power utility from its financial crisis.  "We will not divulge details of the proposal we made to Eskom because this is delicate process.  We want to avoid a situation where we bargain through the media," the statement indicated.  The unions met with Eskom on Wednesday for a second day of resumed wage negotiations.  On Tuesday‚ Eskom offered a four-year wage deal, with a 4.7% wage increase for 2018 and an inflation-based increase for every year thereafter.  Wage negotiations will resume on Thursday.

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