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Eskom obtains court interdict against workers pickets at power stations

JOHANNESBURG, June 15 – Eskom on Friday obtained a court interdict prohibiting the intimidation of workers and contractors who are not part of an ongoing wage strike, as well as the high jacking of coal trucks and the sabotaging of the power utility’s electricity infrastructure. On Thursday, generation and distribution of electricity across Eskom’s network was constrained […]

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NUM, Numsa reject Eskom wage offer, want Ramaphosa to intervene

KEMPTON PARK, June 12 – The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) on Tuesday officially rejected Eskom’s zero percent wage offer, saying that the state-owned power utility cannot plead poverty because it was “dealing with a self-imposed crisis”. Last week, wage negotiations at Eskom collapsed after unions walked […]

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Workers walk out of wage negotiations with Eskom

JOHANNESBURG, June 8 – The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) on Thursday walked out of wage talks with Eskom, saying that negotiators of the state-owned power utility had adopted a hostile attitude and were employing bully tactics to intimidate its officials. Numsa said that the second round of wage talks broke down because  Eskom brought specialised […]

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SAA to support passengers of grounded SA Express, unions worried about jobs

JOHANNESBURG. 25 – May 2018 – State-owned South African Airways (SAA) said on Friday it had recovery plans in place that entailed partnering with other airlines to support passengers affected by the grounding of SA Express planes. The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) said it was concerned about the safety of workers at the […]