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eskomBDLive reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has rejected Eskom’s offer of a 5% wage increase and is demanding increases of 18% for the lowest-paid workers and 15% for the highest-paid workers.  

The NUM tweeted on Wednesday to say it “totally rejects” the power utility’s “poverty wage increase of 5%”.  The union also claimed that management at Eskom was due to get a hefty salary increase‚ saying this was “aimed at rewarding Eskom directors who are credited with the so-called elimination of load shedding”.  Another thorny issue between the union and Eskom has been the impending job losses at Exxaro Resources’ Arnot mine after Eskom ended a coal supply contract there.  NUM branch secretary Mxolisi Hoboyi said last week that about 600 workers were set to lose their jobs at the end of July, with the remaining 1,200 posts to be phased out by 2020.

  • Read this report in full at BDLive
  • See too, NUM says no to Eskom’s 5% wage offer, at Business Report
  • And also, NUM says wage talks with Eskom will fail, at Fin24

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