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Press statement, 16 November 2018
NUM Kwazulu-Natal to embark on a protest march against IPPs and Eskom privatization
The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) in Kwazulu-Natal will be marching against the IPPs, Eskom privatisation, closing of power stations and coal mines tomorrow (Saturday 17th November 2018 ) at Dales Park in Pietermaritzburg. The march will start at 10:00.
The IPPs agreement is insane and doesn’t indicate a sober business case, If Eskom continues to pay R2,22 per kWh and sell at R0.89c the power utility will collapse.
NUM Nationally will also be protesting against the IPPS at Union Buildings tomorrow we, therefore, call on all members of NUM in all sectors and community, in general, to join us at Dales Park 10:00 in Pietermaritzburg. We can’t fold arms while the Eskom Board is planning on unbundling Eskom to pave a way of privatizing. There are other ways of dealing with the financial crisis in the business other than privatizing and retrenching employees
"Eskom KZN has been hiding the provincial financial statement for a year now we fighting to see their expenditure but they are running away with the statement yet they continue making irresponsible decisions like buying tractors that are not productive We call on all members of the public to join us and save national assets from being sold cheaply," said Vusi Manana, NUM Eskom Full-time Shop Steward in Kwazulu-Natal.
For more information, Please contact:Vusi Manana: NUM Eskom Full-time Shop Steward: 084 702 9452
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