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Monday , December , 10 2018
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Poor planning by Eskom management is at the centre of the continued load shedding in the country
The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), through its branches across the country, has investigated the real causes of load shedding as it is busy ravaging the country’s economy and frustrating the poor working class.Poor planning by management is at the centre of this current electricity cut-offs. The main contributor is the reduction of maintenance budget aimed at cutting costs and the low morale as well as demotivated workers, especially highly skilled operators.
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NUM media statement on Eskom interim financial results
The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has studied the interim financial results as presented by the Thuma Mina board comprised of successful businessmen and women. We have noted that the board is failing to deliver a stimulating long-lasting plan and a sustainable business model. The current trajectory should be derailed.
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NUM Western Cape Region response on the adoption of the draft Integrated Resource Plan 2018
The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) welcomes the adoption of the draft Integrated Resource Plan2018 and recommendations detailed by the Portfolio Committee on Energy. The realization and preservation of the country’s economic prosperity should at all times be the output of collective thinking of all citizens.
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One NUM member killed and four seriously injured after being attacked by alleged Amcu members at Beatrix Mine in Welkom last night.
The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) strongly condemn the attack last night of five our members at Sibanye-Stillwater Beatrix mine in Welkom, Free State. One NUM member was fatally shot while four others were seriously injured. Our members were randomly attacked in a bus transporting them to work allegedly by members affiliated to the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu).
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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.
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NUM PWV Region is ready to confront the IPPs and Thuma mina retrenchment train
The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) PWV Region regard the march tomorrow against the IPPs as the beginning of a protracted war against the attack directed on working class and the poor by the South African government through IPPs and the closure of power stations and coal mines which will cause many workers to join the army of unemployed and throw millions of South African population into a sea of poverty.
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NUM to march against Eskom privatisation, retrenchments, Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) with IPPs, closure of power stations and mines
The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) does not support what is currently happening at Eskom and we are vehemently opposed to the Department of Energy signing the 27 IPPs agreements, retrenchments, privatisation of Eskom, closure of power stations and coal mines.
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NUM to hold a press conference this coming Wednesday
The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) to hold a press conference to provide details of the march against the Independent Power Producers ( IPPs), looming retrenchments at Eskom and the privatisation of the power utility through backdoors.
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NUM to march against IPPs, retrenchments and the privatization of Eskom
The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is gearing itself up for an inter-sectorial march to be staged at the Unions Building in Pretoria next week on the 17th of November 2018. We call upon all workers organised in the mining, energy and construction sectors, community members, truck associations, our sister unions in Cosatu, the ANC alliance partners to prepare themselves so that they can join us on the 17th November 2018 to peacefully march in a protest against the Independent Power Producers...
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NUM response to Section 189 consultation for senior executives at Eskom
The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is flabbergasted to learn that the struggling Eskom is engaging its senior executives on a Section 189 process. The Labour Relations Act (LRA) requires that if affected workers are members of the union, the union must be consulted on behalf of its members. The NUM has not received any notification of Section 189 wherein Eskom contemplates operational dismissals.
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