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eskomBusinessLive reports that wage negotiation between Eskom and labour representatives are set to resume on Tuesday even as the power utility continues its fight to stave off another bout of load shedding.  

Electricity consumers should brace themselves for more rolling blackouts if Eskom and the unions fail to reach an agreement on Tuesday.  The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), Solidarity and the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) on Friday consolidated their wage demands once more, calling on Eskom to hike workers’ wages by a reduced 8% in 2018 and 8.5% for each of the two successive years.  Eskom’s offer on the table is for a 7% wage increase for this year, and 6% for 2019-20, which was rejected by the unions on Friday.  The unions also want R750 for housing allowances and once-off bonuses of 12% of workers’ annual income in 2018 and 25% in 2019-20.  NUM spokesman Livhuwani Mammburu observed:  "Tomorrow (Tuesday) is D-day, where if Eskom does not come with anything, the mandate from the shop steward council last Friday was to say they will go on strike."

  • Read this report by Theto Mahlakoana in full at BusinessLive


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