Unions refuse to accept Eskom’s wage offer

There’s still no end in sight to the protracted wage negotiations between Eskom and workers unions. This is despite trade union Solidarity accepting the company’s wage offer. NUM and Numsa are digging in their heels and are not budging. Eskom said its latest offer is final. Power supply has been[…]

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Eskom, unions back at negotiating table

It’s back to the negotiating table for Eskom and three trade unions, with wage negotiations set to resume on Friday. The power utility has upped its wage increase offer from zero percent to 6.2 percent for 2018. It’s also offering 6 percent for the next two years. Initially, Eskom said[…]

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Save Vavi, Save NUM – new union leader’s to do list

Newly-elected National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) general secretary David Sipunzi has two top priorities: Save Zwelinzima Vavi, and save NUM from bleeding to death. He wants unity, he wants Zwelinzima Vavi’s expulsion from the Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) turned around, and he wants to win back ex NUM members[…]

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NUM unhappy about Eskom strike interdict

The National Union of Mineworkers on Tuesday expressed anger at Eskom having obtained a strike interdict against workers. “The NUM is disgusted and outraged with Eskom management after it obtained an urgent court interdict to stop its employees from embarking on an industrial action because of Eskom being declared an[…]

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