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Unions Will Kick Start Eskom Pay Negotiations On Wednesday

“Solidarity demanded a salary increase equal to a 12-month average of the CPI plus three per cent, this is a basic principle that we apply in most negotiations, and we usually connect our demands to a CPI figure."

Unions Will Kick Start Eskom Pay Negotiations On Wednesday - SurgeZirc SA
Unions Will Kick Start Eskom Pay Negotiations On Wednesday.

The pay negotiations are expected to begin on Wednesday as Solidarity wants an increase linked to inflation plus 3%, while the National Union of Mineworkers wants a 15% raise.

The salary discussions came amid another round of debilitating planned power outages, with stages 5 and 6 in effect until further notice.

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According to Solidarity’s Helgard Cornje, the unions feel that employees should be given raises because the cost of living is growing for all South Africans.

“Eskom is also losing a lot of specialised skills and if they don’t pay an increase, we believe that they will keep losing specialised skills.

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“Solidarity demanded a salary increase equal to a 12-month average of the CPI plus three per cent, this is a basic principle that we apply in most negotiations, and we usually connect our demands to a CPI figure.

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“We also demanded a five per cent increase for housing allowance and an increase equal to the salary increase for allowances that are not connected to the basic salary of employees.”

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The first round of pay negotiations is slated to end on or before Friday.

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