Tebogo Msimanga |
The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) says it wants to clarify to the public about some media houses that reported that the NUM has revised its 15% wage increase in Eskom negotiations to 5%.
NUM Acting General Secretary William Mabapa said the NUM wants to put it on record that they did not revise their offer. “The NUM has not revised the 15% salary increase and other benefits at Eskom.”
Mabapa added that on the 10th of June 2021, the NUM, NUMSA and Solidarity met with Eskom at the CCMA Head Office in Johannesburg. “The purpose of the meeting was conciliation and mediation after Eskom aborted the negotiations and referred the case to CCMA. In the meeting, Eskom failed to change their so-called offer.”
Mabapa further said Conciliation is off the record and whatever is discussed in conciliation is not binding to any party. “The NUM is still demanding 15% with all other conditions of service and organizational rights. We cannot move if there is no offer on the table. The so-called offer by Eskom is not an offer.”
He said the condition that they must allow the varying down of our hard-earned condition of service is “madness”.
“We are not fools who will agree to give more to Eskom and receive less from them.”Concluded Mabapa.