The trade union representing Eskom employees have requested a meeting with Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene after wage negotiations with the parastatal deadlocked.
Unions are demanding a 12% increase while Eskom is offering 7.5%.
Deputy editor at Financial Mail Sikonathi Mantshantsha says Nhlanhla Nene has asked the trade unions to tell him how they think their wage demands should be funded.
Nhlanhla Nene said that the meeting will only happen if you bring one idea where the money to increase your salaries should come from.— Sikonathi Mantshantsha, Deputy Editor at Financial Mail
You obviously don't expect the trade unions to be that enthusiastic about that meeting...— Sikonathi Mantshantsha, Deputy Editor at Financial Mail
To hear the rest of the conversation with Sikonathi Mantshantsha, listen below:
This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Nhlanhla Nene asks trade unions for ideas on how to fund wage increase demands