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Eskom calls on CCMA for arbitration amid wage strike

Eskom workers, most of whom are affiliated with the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), have downed tools at three power stations over a deadlock on wage negotiations.

Union members and Eskom officials have reached an impasse in wage talks and labour group CCMA has been asked to mediate, explains Eskom spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe.

According to Phasiwe, workers are demanding an increase of between 12-13%, while the power utility is only willing to offer 7-9%.

He insists that Eskom does not recognise the strike because labour laws prohibit workers at the power utility from industrial action.

Phasiwe says there will be serious repercussions for employees who have taken off work without formal notice.

People who decide not to come to work are not necessarily on strike, but we assume that they are absent without leave and managers will have to address them when they come back.

Khulu Phasiwe, Eskom spokesperson

He says the power utility has contingency measures in place to minimise any possible disruptions such as electricity outages.

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