Unions accept Eskom’s 7% wage offer

eNCA's Heidi Giokos reports. Courtesy of #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - Unions have accepted Eskom’s 7 percent wage increase.

A deadlock in talks led to a wildcat strike at the utility.

READ: NUM: Workers don't trust Eskom 

Eskom said it’s this strike action that’s to blame for the latest bout of power cuts.

William Mabapa, NUM general secretary said: "We were having a joint meeting with Numsa and NUM so that we can consolidate on a position and I can confirm that we have consolidated on one position and we have been given a mandate.

"We are going to sign. So, we are meeting with Eskom after lunch so probably we can assure that we have a mandate to sign today.”

Source
eNCA

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