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08 June 2021

SA – Tensions are rising with Eskom’s labour unions asking for 10 times more than what is offered. They want a 15% increase while a 1.5% offer is on the table. 
Clearly politicians run the electricity bootcamp while end-users have no say… and in several instances… no electricity. The recent on and off countrywide load shedding is adding fuel to the fire. 
Eskom’s wage negotiations commenced on 4 May and is still ongoing. During talks in the Central Bargaining Forum, Eskom is engaging with the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) and Solidarity to determine the conditions of employment and wages for all non-managerial employees. These unions are the recognised labour representatives of Eskom’s Bargaining Unit employees. By law, Eskom provides a critical essential service. Whose got the upper hand in this game? 

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