Unions and Eskom agree on 7% wage increase

EWN reports that unions representing Eskom employees reached an agreement with the power utility at its central bargaining forum. Eskom agreed to a 7% salary increase for all non-managerial employees over a three-year period, effective from 1 July 2023 to 30 June 2026. The negotiations involved Eskom the National Union of Mineworkers, National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa and Solidarity.

In addition, the parties agreed to a 7% increase in the housing allowance over the three-year period, and a once-off taxable payment of R10, 000 for the first two years. “The collective agreement will go a long way in stabilising our organisation by providing Eskom with sufficient space and time to collaboratively work together, to urgently address our most pressing challenges,” said Eskom interim spokesperson Daphne Mokwena on Thursday.

by Orrin Singh

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