NUM denies reports it wanted to postpone wage talks with Eskom

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) on Monday slammed reports that it had called for the postponement of wage negotiations with power utility Eskom because of its congress this week.  "The NUM congress is starting on Wednesday at the Birchwood Hotel and that will not affect the wage negotiations as there will be another team from the NUM that will fully participate in the wage negotiations," NUM spokesperson Livhuwani Mammburu said.