Eskom expects Numsa to sign wage agreement

Eskom's Khulu Phasiwe says employees will get an increase of between 8.5 and 10% over the next two years.

Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Eskom says it expects the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) to sign a wage deal that two others have agreed to which has brought the nationwide strike to a halt.

The National Union of Mineworkers and Solidarity signed the wage agreement in the early hours of yesterday morning following a 14 hour marathon negotiation process.

Workers went on strike at several power stations across the country this week when talks deadlocked over the weekend.

All employees are expected back at work on Monday.

Eskom's Khulu Phasiwe says employees will get an increase of between 8.5 and 10% over the next two years.

"We have also increased the housing allowance by R160 per month and next year it will increase by R140 per month bringing the allowance in total to R3,000."