NUM and Numsa reject Eskom's wage offer

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File: National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and National Union of Metalworkers Union (Numsa) members protest outside Eskoms Megawatt Park, demanding salary increases on June 14, 2018.

File: National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and National Union of Metalworkers Union (Numsa) members protest outside Eskoms Megawatt Park, demanding salary increases on June 14, 2018.

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File: National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and National Union of Metalworkers Union (Numsa) members protest outside Eskoms Megawatt Park, demanding salary increases on June 14, 2018.

File: National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and National Union of Metalworkers Union (Numsa) members protest outside Eskoms Megawatt Park, demanding salary increases on June 14, 2018.

JOHANNESBURG – National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) have rejected Eskom&39;s wage offer.

The two unions turned down the power utility&39;s 6.2 percent wage increase offer.

Last Week, Eskom tabled an offer of a 6.2 percent increase for 2018, 6 percent for 2019 and 2020.

This is the second time unions have rejected Eskom&39;s wage offer.

READ: Wage negotiations between Eskom, trade unions resume

Initially, Numsa, NUM, and Solidarity wanted 15 percent but came down to 9 percent.

Meanwhile, Solidarity remains mum.

Wage negotiations resume on Friday.

The power utility is facing serious financial woes, including debt of R350-billion.