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eskomEWN reports that trade unions have rejected Eskom’s revised 5% wage increase offer made at renewed talks.  

Eskom met on Wednesday with the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa), the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and Solidarity, when the state-owned power utility also offered above-inflation increases for next year and 2020.  However, Numsa said the latest offer was not one it could take back to its members, who were demanding a 9% increase.  Numsa general secretary Irvin Jim commented:  “All of us as unions, collectively, we’ve rejected 5% and we took a caucus and took a comprehensive response.  We call on Eskom to come to the party and make an offer that can settle this round of negotiations.”  The unions jointly stated:  “This is not an offer we can take back to our members for consideration.  Once again we have called on Eskom to take this process seriously.”

  • Read this report in full at EWN
  • Read too, Unions reject Eskom's new wage offer, at eNCA

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