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The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has noted the arrogance showed by Eskom management in dealing with NUM during this year wage negotiations.The NUM totally rejects Eskom's current pathetic and insulting offer of 5.75%. Eskom has not pleaded poverty in terms of its financial status. In fact, the pre-paid payment to the Tegeta Resources of R568 million for the coal supply confirms that Eskom is financially stable.
The NUM has repeatedly requested Eskom to disclose the salary manual and Eskom has vehemently refused to provide such information. The NUM has however made huge concessions to the following issues with the hope of eaching an agreement.
1. Salary demands
The NUM has reduced its initial salary demands of 18% and 15% to 15% and 13%.
2. Maternity leave
The NUM has not made concessions on Maternity leave. We are still demanding 6 months paid maternity leave.
3. Housing allowance
The NUM has made a huge concession on its initial housing allowance of R7, 500 to R5, 500.
4. Duration of the agreement
The NUM maintain a 1-year wage agreement.
5. Leave encashment
The NUM is demanding that when employees sell a minimum of 5 days they must be paid for 5 days not be penalised for 2 days as it is currently happening. This practice constitutes a daylight robbery in terms of the conditions of service
*For more information, please contact:* Helen Diatile: NUM Chief Negotiator at Eskom: *082 809 3270* Livhuwani Mammburu: NUM National Spokesperson: *083 809 3257*
7 Rissik Street.
Tel: 011 377 2111
Cell: 083 809 3257