South Africa's Energy Giant Eskom, Unions In New Wage Talks
Power utility Eskom initially told unions that there would be a 0% increase for their members. Power outages were then felt across the country as workers threatened to down tools at power stations. Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan stepped in and told Eskom's board that they had to make an offer to employees, and are now negotiating with unions, coming in with a 4,7% offer.
Unions representing striking Eskom workers have said that they consider the power utility's proposal of a 4.7% wage increase an "opening offer", Read more »
Power utility Eskom has taken its 0% wage increase off the table and resumed negotiations with unions after an intervention by Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan, who, Read more »