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Trade union Numsa on Friday reached a three-year wage deal agreement with automotive manufacturers after wage negotiations reached a deadlock earlier this month.
Power utility Eskom has offered to back down on its refusal to pay employees a bonus in addition to an inflation-beating wage increase to end a deadlock that caused power outages, according to two people familiar with the matter.
Unions are expected to take Eskom's latest offer back to their members, but both are tight lipped on details.
Eskom has thanked customers for using electricity sparingly during the peak evening period.
Eskom spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe told SAfm's Stephen Grootesthat Eskom would continue to conduct unit maintenance where needed.
The Doves Group says the plan, apparently intended to protect black-owned businesses, ‘defies logic’ and is illegal.
Numsa and South32 have reached a wage settlement, resulting in an end to the strike.
The office of the public protector has confirmed it will be investigating the Road Accident Fund for maladministration.
Bus drivers from various unions lead a national strike with the demand for wage increase and improvements in safety conditions.
The New Trade Union Federation, spearheaded by leaders expelled from labour federation Cosatu, this week released lists of its signed-up members as well as potential future affiliates, already making it the country’s second-largest labour grouping.
The Eskom strike has come to an end after unions finally accepted the pay increase offer.
One of the three unions meeting on Friday with power utility Eskom has already rejected its latest wage offer, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.
Eskom did not have to implement rotational load shedding on Friday thanks to customers using electricity sparingly.
Unions in wage talks with the power utility have have asked that Eskom negotiators be allowed to conclude deals without having to run all proposals past the utility's board.
While Eskom issued an alert warning of a risk of stage 1 load shedding between 17:00 to 21:00, it later said it did not need to cut power.
A Numsa study has found that almost a thousand workers could lose their jobs in the Eastern Cape after GM’s disinvestment.
The National Union of Metalworkers of SA has accused Eskom of double standards after the reappointment of a ''dry cleaned'' Brian Molefe as CEO.
The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa will be celebrating its 30th birthday on Worker's Day.
The deadlocked bus transport pay and conditions negotiations went into mediation this past week. And at stake is much more than money and working conditions, especially of drivers. At stake is the safety of commuters and of all road users.
Numsa wants to reach an agreement in wage negotiations with bus employers before 9 February.
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