NUM confirms Eskom dispute is now over possible dismissals

Date: Aug 17, 2018

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) said on Thursday it has resolved to sign Eskom’s three-year agreement on wages and condition of employment – provided that the power utility does not press ahead with disciplinary action following investigations into acts of sabotage and other criminal conduct.

“The NUM‚ as the majority union at Eskom‚ is prepared and ready to sign the agreement – any time‚ any day. Eskom has agreed in principle with the unions on salary adjustment of 7.5% in 2018/19‚ 7% in 2019/20 and 7% in 2020/21 for all bargaining unit employees‚” said NUM president Joseph Montisetsi in a statement.

“On the issue of taking disciplinary action against our members‚ we are saying the matter could be resolved outside the bargaining unit. We are ready to meet Eskom outside the bargaining unit.

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