Eskom wage talks collapse

File: A general view of the headquarters of Eskom. AFP/Gianluigi Guercia

JOHANNESBURG - Eskom's wage talks with unions have collapsed.

The power utility says it can't offer a wage hike above 1.5 percent.

Unions are now headed to the Commission of Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA).

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"NUM wants to confirm that Eskom has declared a dispute, and we view that as a declaration of war and Eskom is refusing to bargain," says the union's energy sector coordinator, Khangelani Baloyi.

Eskom says the union's demands are unaffordable and unreasonable.


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