Unions accept Eskom’s 7% wage increase

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Unions have accepted Eskom’s 7% wage increase.

Numsa and NUM have yet to make a formal announcement.

Secretary-General for the National Union of Metalworkers (NUM), William Mabapa says unions have consolidated on one position and have been given a mandate.

Numsa and NUM will be meeting with Eskom this afternoon to sign the mandate.

The power utility has proposed 7% wage increases for workers, a R 400 housing allowance increase, and the reinstatement of working conditions that were revoked last year.

The wage dispute at the power utility has once again highlighted the power of workers.

Eskom’s failure to keep the lights on amidst its mismanagement of the utility has drawn nationwide criticism.

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