Eskom offers workers 7% increase after illegal protests

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The story: Eskom is offering workers a 7% wage increase, after the utility lost units during illegal protests that plunged South Africa into the worst blackouts since 2019, according to people familiar with the matter.

The details: The offer is for one year, said the people who asked not to be identified because the information is not public.

What's more: Eskom said many workers have reported for duty at power stations after the company met with labour unions over the situation. The 7% raise is on a sliding scale with higher earners receiving slightly less, one of the people said. 

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