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numsaThe New Age reports that, while a wage accord has ended a drawn-out battle between Eskom and two of its recognised unions, the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) continues to dig its heel in for a better deal.  

While the power utility’s two-year wage deal with the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and Solidarity brought to an end a week-long strike by NUM members, Numsa remains a lone voice in opposition to Eskom’s offer that will see workers receive of wage increases of between 8.5% and 10% in the first and second years of the deal.  “Most of Numsa’s proposals have been rejected by Eskom.  We felt that their offer did not meet our members’ requirements and other unions hastily accepted whatever offer was there (from Eskom),” Numsa’s electricity co-ordinator Vuyo Bikitsha said on Sunday.  He indicated that the union would consolidate its members’ mandate before the end of the week and would be weighing up its options.

  • Read this report by Bonolo Selebano in full at The New Age
  • Read too, Numsa, Eskom pay talks drag on, on page 1 of Sunday Independent Business Report of 14 August 2016
  • And also, Two unions happy with Eskom wage offer, at The Citizen

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