Eskom salary bill leaves us in dark
I CAN’T recall whether your newspaper picked up on an article in the June 18 edition of the financial publication Moneyweb, regarding what employees earn at Eskom?
Essentially, Antoinette Slabbert, the author of the article, states that the minimum wage paid to a labourer at Eskom equates to a staggering R11 000 per month.
Indeed, the range of salaries paid to members of the bargaining unit is between R11 000 – R49 500 per month!
The bargaining unit is comprised of (mainly) the members of the unions (Numsa et al) who were striking for a 15% increase in their wages. No wonder then that the power utility has to introduce loadshedding (because the unions were striking) and we the taxpayers have to foot the enormous salary bill of Eskom (and other state-owned enterprises).