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eskomANA reports that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) said on Friday that it would be taking the latest wage offer made by power utility Eskom to its members for ratification.  

Numsa, together with the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and Solidarity, met with Eskom management on Thursday under the auspices of the CCMA in a bid to finalise the protracted wage talks and settle the dispute.  Details of the revised offer were not shared with the media by Numsa.  Eskom will be meeting again on Wednesday with the union to get its response to the offer.  Meanwhile, Solidarity said on Thursday it had accepted the latest three-year wage offer from Eskom, which comprised a salary increase of 7.5% this year and 7% next year and the year after, plus an inflation-linked increase in housing allowances and a once-off cash payment of R5,000.  Reuters reported separately on Friday that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) would also be seeking a mandate from its members to seal a wage agreement with the power utility.

  • Read this report in full at The Citizen
  • Read too, NUM to seek members’ approval on latest wage offer by Eskom, at Timeslive

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