Some peace of mind for South Africans as Eskom promises no load shedding in the build-up to Christmas. The power utility says despite a constrained and vulnerable system, scheduled power cuts are so far not on the cards. It says there is a drop in demand during the holiday period and some[…]
By Tauhierah Salie Today marks the day that 34 miners of the Lonmin Platinum mine were gunned down in the Marikana area, by police during a strike for higher pay, six years ago. The Ex Mine Workers Union, under the banner of unpaid benefits Campaign and in solidarity with the[…]
There’s still no end in sight to the protracted wage negotiations between Eskom and workers unions. This is despite trade union Solidarity accepting the company’s wage offer. NUM and Numsa are digging in their heels and are not budging. Eskom said its latest offer is final. Power supply has been[…]
It’s back to the negotiating table for Eskom and three trade unions, with wage negotiations set to resume on Friday. The power utility has upped its wage increase offer from zero percent to 6.2 percent for 2018. It’s also offering 6 percent for the next two years. Initially, Eskom said[…]
The unions say they were disappointed that Eskom came to these wage talks without the presence of some board members or the presence of the Group CEO Phakamani Hadebe. As Eskom wage talks resume for a second day on Wednesday, trade unions have called on the power utility to bring[…]
Organised labour at Eskom has called on the government to do “everything” to ensure the cash-strapped power utility is resourced to increase employees’ wages or “the lights will switch off”. The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) said on Tuesday that they[…]
Newly-elected National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) general secretary David Sipunzi has two top priorities: Save Zwelinzima Vavi, and save NUM from bleeding to death. He wants unity, he wants Zwelinzima Vavi’s expulsion from the Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) turned around, and he wants to win back ex NUM members[…]
The National Union of Mineworkers on Tuesday expressed anger at Eskom having obtained a strike interdict against workers. “The NUM is disgusted and outraged with Eskom management after it obtained an urgent court interdict to stop its employees from embarking on an industrial action because of Eskom being declared an[…]
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