Eskom unions sign wage deal

2010-07-14 11:11

Eskom trade unions have signed a wage deal after “marathon

meetings”, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) said.

NUM chief negotiator Paris Mashego said: “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.”

Mashego said: “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 SA

(Numsa) have been locked in wage negotiations with the electricity utility for

weeks, which eventually saw the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and

Arbitration (CCMA) intervene.


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