The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has this afternoon
declared a wage dispute with Eskom after both parties have reached a dreadlock.
The NUM demands a wage increase of 12% for the highest paid
employees and a 13% wage increase for the lowest while Eskom only offers an
increment of 7%.
The NUM and Eskom could not find a common ground and the
dispute will be referred to the CCMA on Monday.
The NUM is extremely disappointed and angry that Eskom still
refuses to close the apartheid wage gap within the company. It is a matter of
fact that white employees still earn more money than black employees within
Eskom, irrespective of them doing the same job.
Amongst NUM’s demands are: One year wage agreement, selling
of leave, abolishment of T4 Grade and a housing allowance of R5 000 every month.
The NUM remains unshakeable on its demands.
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