5 July 2022

Eskom says the latest wage offer to workers is going to cost the power utility over a billion rand.

The leadership of NUMSA, NUM and Solidarity signed Eskom’s seven percent wage offer which will be implemented across the board from the first of this month.

The agreement also includes the reinstatement of changes to conditions of service and a R400 increase to the housing allowance.

Human Resources Executive at Eskom Elsie Pule explains, “I think from an Eskom point of view, these were very prolonged engagements, they were not easy. I must put it on record that the offer that we signed today, we actually can’t afford it as an organisation. We need to make plans to find additional money to fund this agreement. The impact on our wage bill is in access of a billion.”

Unions update

NUM and NUMSA convened a shop steward council meeting in Sandton, north of Johannesburg on Tuesday morning where the offer was discussed and accepted.

Source SABCnews


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