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Eskom workers do not get R789 000 – NUM

Union angered by economist Mike Schüssler's comments and say it is an outright lie

NUM is angered by claims that an average employee at Eskom earns 789, 000.

14 June 2018

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is deeply angered and concerned by claims that the average employee at Eskom earns R789‚000 per year. Our members do not earn that kind of money.

Economist Mike Schüssler tweeted on Tuesday the average employee at the power utility earned R789‚000. This a lie. It is a serious insult to our members who are currently being offered a 0% by Eskom. Apartheid wage gap still exists at Eskom and black women are some of the lowest paid at Eskom.

Issued by Livhuwani Mammburu, NUM National Spokesperson, 14 June 2018