Unions have rejected Eskom’s wage increase offer of 1.5%, saying the proposal will only be considered if it is in addition to the 3.2% inflation rate.

The debt-laden power utility and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) — which represents the majority of Eskom’s 46,000-strong workforce — the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) and Solidarity, met at the bargaining forum on Monday for a second round of wage negotiations ending on Thursday...

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