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NUM rejects Eskom’s 7% wage increase offer

The union cited Eskom's profit of over R4bn and the company stating that it’s on a sound financial.

FILE: The union's Paris Mashego says members will not accept anything less than a 10 percent wage hike. Picture: EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has rejected Eskom's wage increase of seven percent and says it will go back to the negotiating table next week.

The NUM says workers should be paid more citing Eskom's profit of over R4 billion and the company stating that it's on a sound financial and operational footing compared to a year ago.

The union's Paris Mashego says members will not accept anything less than a 10 percent wage hike.

"Members have agreed that we should continue negotiating. We're going to the negotiations on 15, 16 and 17 August with an open mind of reaching an acceptable solution for both employees and our negotiating partner, which is Eskom."