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Press Statement, 09 September 2021
NUM Highveld Region to embark on a total shutdown at Eskom and calls for the removal of the power utility CEO Andre de Ryter
The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) in the Highveld Region held an urgent Eskom Regional Shopsteward Council today to discuss the concerns of Eskom insulting its employees by unilaterally implementing a 1.5% salary increment and changing the conditions of service.
Eskom CEO is violating the South African Constitution, Eskom recognition agreement and other regulations. He is undermining organised labour/ unions by communicating directly with our members on Central Bargaining Forum (CBF) issues.
The council has resolved for the removal of the Eskom Golden Boy (CEO), Andre de Ryter, as he has not been held accountable for the 18 billion Eskom loss and the Medupi Power Station incident due to his skin colour. The Golden Boy went as far as lying to the public that employees were paid R129 million in production bonus when in reality some got as little as R3.00 in production bonus. He is the worst-performing Eskom CEO since its establishment in 1923
The council has also resolved that No Salary increases, No voting in the coming local elections. The council also supported the NUM NEC decision to march to Luthuli House about the crises at Eskom.
For more information, please contact:
Keagile Pholoba, NUM Highveld Region Deputy Regional Secretary, 071 670 8717
The National Union of Mineworkers7 Rissik Street.Cnr Frederick JohannesburgTel: 011 377 2111 Cell: 083 809 3257Twitter: @Num_Media