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eskomANA reports that wage negotiations between Eskom and trade unions entered their third and final day on Thursday after workers rejected the 4.7% wage offer from the embattled state-owned power utility.  

Trade unions on Wednesday said they had presented a consolidated wage proposal to Eskom following talks having resumed for a second day this week after Eskom agreed to withdraw its zero percent wage offer from the table.  The unions would not divulge details of the offer, saying it was a “delicate process” which should not be negotiated in the media.  But it is believed that unions tabled a long list of demands, which included a 9% wage hike for 2018, and 8.6% and 8.5% for the following two years.  Workers also want a R1,000 housing allowance in 2018 and performance bonuses for 2017-18.  On Thursday, Eskom was expected to give feedback on the proposals made jointly by all unions.

  • Read this report in full at The Citizen
  • Read too, Eskom wage talks go on as unions reject 4.7% increase offer, at The Citizen

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