Numsa, NUM Sign 7% Eskom’s wage offer

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) have finally come into agreement and signed a 7% settlement with Eskom.

The unions said today they signed a one-year wage agreement on behalf of its members at Eskom.  The wage agreement makes provision for a 7% wage increase for workers across the board. The agreement will apply from 1 July 2022 to 30 June 2023

NUM spokesperson Livhuwani Mammburu said the salary increase will be 7% across the board.

Eskom agrees to reinstate the changes to conditions of service which existed as of 30 June 2021 with effect from 01 July 2022. The housing allowance will increase by R400 for the period of 01 July 2022 to 30 June 2023

Mammburu said the 2021 Dispute of CCMA on Condition of Services proposed that the dispute dealing with conditions of service be withdrawn and only deal with the dispute on salary increase, unilateral implementation, and refusal to bargain.

In a statement, he stated a task team will be established consisting of at least three persons from each party. The task team will report back to the CBF within three months with regards to the disciplinary Procedure, Grievance Procedure, and Recognition Agreement.

The NUM wishes to express its sincere gratitude to its members at Eskom for the manner in which they behaved during the negotiation period up until they gave us the mandate to sign the agreement.