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.
#Eskom’s wage talks with unions have collapsed. The power utility has drawn a line in the sand, saying it cannot offer a wage hike above 1.5%. More details on #eNCA #DStv403 pic.twitter.com/5GXMFRCwGx— eNCA (@eNCA) June 2, 2021
Unions are now headed to the Commission of Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA).
"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.