NUMSA not ruling out Eskom strike

NUMSA not ruling out Eskom strike

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa is not ruling out strike action against Eskom after the power giant rejected its wage claims. 


Numsa released a statement on Sunday confirming that Eskom is only offering a 7% a salary increase for members.

"This is below what the National Energy Regulator (Nersa) has allocated for manpower cost increases," the trade union said.

Numsa shopstewards met at the weekend.

"It is our view that in the absence of an agreed Minimum Services Agreement in Eskom this allows all of its employees to engage in a protected industrial action." the statment from Numsa read.

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Numsa was also meeting with other unions in the industry for a oint strike action against Eskom.

"Numsa and other unions have agreed with Eskom to schedule another round of negotiations to attempt to reach an amicable solution to the disputes," the union said.

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Numsa has received two set-down dates of July 7 for conciliating the disputes against Eskom’s refusal to disclose certain requested relevant information for the collective bargaining process as well as its refusal to extend the bargaining unit to also include all managerial employees.

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