The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has this afternoon declared a wage dispute with Eskom after both parties have reached a deadlock. The NUM demands a wage increase of 12% for the highest paid employees and 13% wage increase for the lowest-paid employees. Eskom 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 even when they do the same job. This is a serious discriminatory practice that Eskom must address as soon as possible.
The NUM other demands are now as follows:
• One year wage agreement.
• Selling of leave.
• Apartheid wage gap.
• Abolishment of T4 Grade.
• Housing allowance of R5000 per month.
The NUM deplores Eskom ‘s dirty tactics and the arrogant attitude displayed during the wage negotiations. The NUM remain unshakable on its demands and it will not and never accept Eskom ‘s insult wage increase of 7%.
*For more information, please contact: *
Helen Diatile: NUM Chief Negotiator at Eskom:* 082 809 3270*
Paris Mashego: NUM Energy Sector Coordinator: *079 517 1758*
Livhuwani Mammburu: NUM National Spokesperson: *083 809 3257 *
The National Union of Mineworkers
7 Rissik Street.
Tel: 011 377 2111
Cell: 083 809 3257
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