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boardroomtableThe Citizen reports that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) says it has not rejected Eskom’s wage offer of a 7% wage increase yet, despite reports which suggested otherwise.

Reports emerged on Thursday morning that Numsa and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) had rejected the parastatal’s revised offer. Numsa initially demanded 15% across the board at the start of the wage battle, but revised its demand downward to 12%. NUM’s wage demands currently range between 8% and 10%, while Solidarity, which condemned the recent protests, has made a demand of 5.9%. In a tweet, Numsa said it noted the very reckless report claiming that workers at Eskom has rejected the 7% wage offer. “This kind of reckless reporting has the potential to jeopardize wage talks. We will be meeting with Eskom in the CBF to respond to the wage proposal,” Numsa said it another tweet. Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan on Tuesday prematurely said an agreement had been reached with unions to bring the illegal industrial action by Eskom employees to an end. The unions reacted: “We have not come to any agreement with Eskom, an offer was tabled which members are engaging on.” Wage bargaining is expected to resume on Friday.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Faizel Patel at The Citizen


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