The NUM is also concerned about the lack of good working relations between Eskom and the unions under Eskom`s current leadership. We hope that the working relationship between the parties will improve and bring the necessary stability to the energy supplier. We thank our disciplined members, owners of this giant revolutionary union, for giving us the mandate to sign this collective agreement today. The Solidarity union announced today that it has accepted Eskom`s offer to receive the 7.5% wage increase for this year, a 7% increase for years two and three with a guaranteed increase in the CPI for housing as well as a one-time cash payment of R10,000 after tax. After months of negotiations, the National Union of MetalWorkers of South Africa (Numsa) has signed a collective agreement with energy supplier Eskom. „Wage talks between Eskom and the unions, particularly NUM and Numsa, ended without a signed agreement, although the unions accepted the principle of Eskom`s offer,“ said Khulu Phasiwe, Eskom spokesman. Eskom and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), National Union of MetalWorkers of South Africa (Numsa) and Solidarity signed the collective agreement in the early morning following the discussions. The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) signed a three-year collective agreement with Eskom in the early morning. A source told Reuters on Friday that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) was discussing a deal with its members. A draft contract seen by Reuters showed a one-time payment offer on the sidelines of R10,000 to meet annual bonus requests.
– The agreement is a three-year agreement valid from 1 July 2018 to 30 June 26, 2021 and will apply to all permanent employees of Eskom Eskom for one-off payments of R10,000 to employees on Friday, following the signing of a wage increase agreement between the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa). With regard to the three-year agreement on wages and conditions of employment, employees of Eskom-TarifEinheit 2018/19 will undergo a salary adjustment of 7.5% (with effect from July 2018), 7% in 2019/20 and 7% in 2020/21, an annual cost-of-living adjustment (CPI) of their housing and a one-time cash payment of R10. 000 after taxes to be paid within 48 hours of signing the contract. The agreement applies from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2021 for all permanent employees employed in Eskom`s bargaining unit The union represents approximately 10,000 employees of the energy supplier. Eskom`s two other recognised unions, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and Solidarity, also signed the agreement. The National Union of MetalWorkers of South Africa (NUMSA) has signed the collective agreement with the Eskom Central Bargaining Forum. The wage offer is broken down as follows: the housing allowance is increased for each year of the collective agreement around the CPI „Workers are encouraged to get back to work,“ Eskom said in a statement. The parties will formally sign the agreement on August 8, after engaging their members, as discussed during the mediation process. „The wage increase agreement agreed more than two weeks ago could not be signed, as both unions first wanted assurances that their members would not be fired. Eskom and the unions have reached a wage deal „in principle,“ the energy supplier said late Wednesday, possibly ending weeks of tense negotiations that have led to power cuts in the country. .