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eskomBusinessLive reports that having earlier on Friday increased its wage offer from 6.2% to 6.7%, which unions NUM and Numsa rejected, Eskom increased its wage offer for the second time on Friday to 7% for 2018.  

The power utility maintained its 6% offer for 2019-20.  NUM spokesperson Livhuwani Mammburu confirmed the 7% offer in a text message on Friday.  Eskom is under pressure to appease the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) and Solidarity following a strike threat by the NUM if it failed to meet the union’s 9% wage demand.  Apart from wages, Eskom rejected the proposal of a R1,000 housing allowance and 12% of workers’ annual income as a once-off bonus.  Negotiations were expected to continue until late on Friday, with a special central bargaining forum meeting scheduled in case of a deadlock.

  • Read this report by Theto Mahlakoana in full at BusinessLive
  • Read too, Eskom raises wage offer to 7%, says NUM, at Fin24

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