Eskom unions sign wage deal

Eskom trade unions have signed a wage deal after “marathon meetings”, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) said on Wednesday.

“The National Union of Mineworkers [NUM], together with two other unions, finally signed the wage deal with Eskom last night [Tuesday]. These come after marathon meetings,” NUM chief negotiator Paris Mashego said in a statement.

“The agreement entails a wage increment of 9% as well as a housing allowance of R1 500 per month.”

This was a one-year wage deal, backdated to July 1.

Solidarity, NUM and the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) have been locked in wage negotiations with the electricity utility for weeks, which eventually saw the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration intervene. — Sapa

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