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eskomBusinessLive reports that wage negotiations at Eskom have been delayed again after the power utility told unions on Thursday it needed more time to consider their demands.  

The unions spurned Eskom’s wage increase 4.7% offer on Wednesday and tabled a 9% demand for 2018.  They also demanded an 8.6% increase in 2019 and 8.5% in 2020, as well as housing allowances of R1,000 and 180 paid maternity leave days.  The trade unions involved in the talks, namely the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) and Solidarity, slammed Eskom for the delays and warned that talks could deadlock again, as they did two weeks ago, due to Eskom’s indecision.  Meanwhile, the NUM has warned Eskom of “dire consequences if it thinks the looting mess created by the Guptas will be corrected by retrenchments of our members.”

  • Read this report by Theto Mahlakoana, Kgaugelo Masweneng & Thando Mpembe in full at BusinessLive
  • Read too, NUM warns Eskom not to retrench its members as wage talks continue, at BusinessLive

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