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South Africa's NUM to seek mandate from members on latest wage offer by Eskom

Although Eskom is on a cost-cutting drive as it tries to emerge from a financial crisis, it caved into union demands for higher pay after protesting workers forced some of its generating units to be switched off, leading to power outages in Africa's most industrialised economy.


Reuters 03 Aug 2018, 08:59 AM South Africa
  • South Africa's National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) will seek a mandate from its members to seal a wage agreement with struggling state-run power firm Eskom, a union source said on Friday. (Image Credit: Wikipedia)

South Africa's National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) will seek a mandate from its members to seal a wage agreement with struggling state-run power firm Eskom, a union source said on Friday.

Although Eskom is on a cost-cutting drive as it tries to emerge from a financial crisis, it caved into union demands for higher pay after protesting workers forced some of its generating units to be switched off, leading to power outages in Africa's most industrialised economy.

The Solidarity trade union said on Thursday it had accepted a wage offer from Eskom, but the other two bigger unions, including NUM, were yet to respond.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


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