Construction of Eskom's Kusile plant, due to start up next year, has been disrupted by an illegal strike, says Fin24
The strike started this week and around 2,000 of Kusile's 15,000 workers were offsite yesterday, says Eskom chief executive Brian Dames.
A reason wasn't given, but it's also based on wage demands.
Because if you decide not to negotiate over wages, you can be sure you'll have a strike on your hands.
That's why it's a good idea to engage your employees in wage negotiations.
Do your research before you start wage negotiations!
This way, you'll accurate facts on the true impact of rising food costs, petrol and electricity, which is often the reason employees demand a wage increase.
This will help you to formulate strong proposals that your employees are likely to understand and accept.
Especially as the main idea of wage negotiation is that you first listen to your employees' opinions regarding the increase and, after taking these opinions into account, you make the final decision on what the increase – if any – will be.
But what if your employees still threaten to strike over their wages?
Because making 'ridiculous opening offers' only serves to delay and frustrate the process.
If all goes well, you'll be able to compromise and find a solution that keeps all parties happy – and prevent a strike.