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eskomBusinessLive reports that the Eskom wage negotiations deadlocked on Wednesday, just as workers accepted the power utility’s wage offer.  

Disagreement between the company and trade unions is now over Eskom’s decision to charge workers for sabotage, unlawful strike action and disruptions at power stations during recent labour unrest.  The illegal industrial action forced Eskom to implement load-shedding as plant operations were negatively impacted.  Eskom employees are not legally permitted to take part in strikes as their work is considered an essential service.  On Wednesday, unions were apparently ready to sign the wage deal that guarantees workers wage increases of 7.5% in 2018 and 7% for 2019 and 2020, with a once-off cash payment of R10,000.  Eskom also offered workers a consumer price index-linked housing allowance for three years.  Solidarity, accepted the wage offer last week.

  • Read this report by Theto Mahlakoana in full at BusinessLive


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