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19 November 2017 08:35 (South Africa)

NUM votes for Eskom strike next week

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

Members of the National Union of Mineworks (NUM) have voted to embark on strike action at Eskom next week, if their wage demands are not met. The union has asked for a 9% increase and a R2,000 housing allowance, while Eskom has offered a 8.5% increase and a R1,000 housing allowance. Eskom HR managing director Bhabhalazi Bulungu said that if the strike did go ahead Eskom "will take measures to ensure the security of the supply". Read more: M&G

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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