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numsaFin24 reports that Eskom announced on Friday morning that it had reached a two-year wage agreement with its recognised trade unions, but the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) is still considering the utility’s offer.  

Eskom said it was hopeful that this union too would sign soon.  Eskom spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe said:  We have actually signed an agreement with Solidarity and NUM (National Union of Mineworkers)...  Numsa has agreed in principle but they have not yet signed the agreement."  He added that Numsa would go back to communicate with its members first.  Numsa’s Vuyo Bikitsha said they still has problems with certain areas in the agreement and were concerned about the working conditions of contract workers.  Solidarity’s Deon Reyneke said in a statement on Friday that the offer was one of the best Eskom has made to date.  "Our members are more than satisfied with the excellent offer Eskom has put forward.  We have, therefore, received a mandate from our members to sign the proposed two-year offer," Reyneke stated.

  • Read this report by Lameez Omarjee in full at Fin24
  • Read Solidarity’s press statement at Solidarity online


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