NUM confirms Eskom raised wage offer to 7%

The NUM says unions are still deciding whether to accept the latest offer.

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JOHANNESBURG - The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has confirmed Eskom has raised its wage offer to 7%.

It’s the second increased offer on Friday after the labour unions rejected the previous proposal of 6.2%.

Workers have been pushing for a figure of around 9%.

The NUM’s Livhuwani Mamburu says unions are still deciding whether to accept the latest offer.

“With the latest offer of 7%, we’re not going to consider year agreement. They want a multi-year agreement of three years, but we have not decided whether to accept or reject their offer.”

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)