Overstaffed Eskom refuses unions call for wage hike

Trade unions representing Eskom employees have threatened industrial action against Eskom for its refusal to increase wages.

According to deputy editor at Financial Mail, Sikonathi Mantshantsha, the trade unions are demanding a 15% wage hike for the year.

He says Eskom currently employees 16 000 workers more than it should, produces the same amount of electricity as 12 years ago, and yet consumers pay five times more than they did then.

Read: We are in a very dire financial situation - Eskom

We will only notice they are at work when they actually do go on a strike, if they ever do.

Sikonathi Mantshantsha, Deputy Editor at Financial Mail

They (unions) are accusing the management and the board for preparing the company for privatisation because they are making the company useful again.

Sikonathi Mantshantsha, Deputy Editor at Financial Mail

The board and management confirmed that none of the Eskom's executive members will be getting a wage increase this year.

To hear the rest of the conversation with Sikonathi Mantshantsha, listen below:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Overstaffed Eskom refuses unions call for wage hike


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI

702 welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the 702 community a safe and welcoming space for all.

702 reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

702 is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
We are in a very dire financial situation - Eskom

We are in a very dire financial situation - Eskom

The parastatal explains why workers will not be receiving an increase this financial year.

'Eskom is making workers pay for management's mismanagement and corruption'

'Eskom is making workers pay for management's mismanagement and corruption'

Saftu says Eskom will be retrenching 10 000 jobs in the next three years on top of the wage cut this year.

Parly's ethics watchdog to institute disciplinary proceedings against Manana

Parly's ethics watchdog to institute disciplinary proceedings against Manana

A sub-committee will be set up to conduct an investigation and hearing into the complaint against ANC MP Mduduzi Manana.

Why breaking up is hard to do

Why breaking up is hard to do

Every business aspires to grow, most want to be the market leader. Why do we sometimes want to stop them?

Joburg residents to pay higher tariffs from July

Joburg residents to pay higher tariffs from July

Residents are expected to feel the pinch as the City of Johannesburg plans to introduce water and electricity tariff hikes.

AngloGold to consult over potential job cuts

AngloGold to consult over potential job cuts

AngloGold Ashanti says at least 2 000 jobs are on the line. The restructuring process will affect employees across the board.

Young scientists from Cape Town make their mark on the world stage

Young scientists from Cape Town make their mark on the world stage

Students had the chance to show off their projects about their own scientific investigations in Pittsburgh in the U.S.

MPs to summons ministers over nearly R14bn owed to Eskom

MPs to summons ministers over nearly R14bn owed to Eskom

Billions is owed to the parastatal by municipalities across the country.

Eskom's plan to keep the lights on

Eskom's plan to keep the lights on

After running out of capacity in 2008, Eskom embarked on the biggest build program in its history and you are paying for it.

Load shedding - what you need to do

Load shedding - what you need to do

We explain what it is, who does it and why and how you know when you will be affected.

Popular articles
The UAE is pumping billions into the Horn of Africa

The UAE is pumping billions into the Horn of Africa

The Money Show's Bruce Whitfield interviews Africa correspondent Lee Kasumba

'Minnie understood he might become a target'

'Minnie understood he might become a target'

Marianne Thamm wrote the forward to 'The Lost Boys of Bird Island' and worked with Mark Minnie in editing the controversial book.

[WATCH] Dad dresses up as a mom so his sons don't feel left out on Mother's Day

[WATCH] Dad dresses up as a mom so his sons don't feel left out on Mother's Day

Khabazela shares Facebook posts, YouTube videos that have gone viral including one with the smartest dogs.

[LISTEN] Is your phone listening in on your conversations?

[LISTEN] Is your phone listening in on your conversations?

MD at World Wide Worx Arthur Goldstuck explains how your phone may record your voice conversations.

JHB CBD muggings - Where are the police ?

JHB CBD muggings - Where are the police ?

City of Joburg mayor Herman Mashaba says undocumented people living in the city make it difficult to combat crime.

'Black Tax'... working hard, earning well, but struggling financially

'Black Tax'... working hard, earning well, but struggling financially

Young(ish) South Africans tell stories of the mixed emotions they feel when supporting family members, and tips from an advisor.

Castro bodyguard shares tales of dictator’s double life and breath-taking wealth

Castro bodyguard shares tales of dictator’s double life and breath-taking wealth

Juan Sanchez shares stories of Fidel Castro that’ll make you re-examine everything you thought you knew about the Cuban dictator.